Paramphistomum spp and
- Plathyhelminthes. Trematode. Fluke.
- Common name: rumen flukes
- Host: cattle, sheep, goat and other ruminants
- Intermediate host: 1 aquatic snail. 2 cercariae encyst upon aquatic vegetation
- Disease: occurs when eaten in large numbers. enteritis and diarrhea result when immature flukes migrate along the small intestine toward rumen. juveniles ingest large plugs of intestinal lining