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A parasite that lives inside its host.



a parasitic organism that inhabits the internal organs of its animal or plant host. Endoparasites include intracellular parasites, which inhabit specific cells in their host. They belong to the group of endotrophic organisms. Many have complex life cycles, which include changes of hosts. Endoparasites are found among fungi, bacteria, and most animal phyla and classes (except Echinodermata, Brachiopoda, and Chordata).

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Auchenipterus nuchalis showed a parasite community with dominance of ectoparasites (protozoans and monogenoideans) and low presence of endoparasites with heteroxenous life cycle, indicating that this fish might occupy an intermediate trophic level in the food web.
These endoparasites adversely affect the health status of animals [6] and have been noted as a major constraint to productivity of animals on a clinical and subclinical level [7].
The artificial insemination, use of salt blocks in manger, vaccination and drenching against endoparasite were perceived the top most information received by the farmers regarding health management practices.
The results show, for the first time, that female mice can distinguish the odors of non-infected male mice from those of males infected with Trypanosoma cruzi, a tropical endoparasite.
Endoparasites (ehn-do-pahr-ah-sits) are parasites that live in the body of the host during their infective stage.
In the lek-breeding sage grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus), Gibson (1990) reported that no measure of mating success was significantly related to a decrease in endoparasite load (Haemoproteus spp.
The intestine tract was removed and examined for endoparasites using a stereomicroscope.
Some other factors such as geographical location, status of animal ownership, sampling protocols, demographic factors, anthelmintic usage, and diagnostic techniques are responsible for the wide range of endoparasite prevalence found (16).