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What is the only known pathogenic ciliate of mammals
Balantidium coli
Side 2: What kind of lifecycle do the ciliates have
Side 3: Where are trophozoites located
Direct (trophs and cysts)
In lumen of large intestine (may invade mucosa and cause ulceration)
What effects do ciliates have on pigs
Most infections are asymptomatic
How are ciliate infections diagnosed
Finding cysts or trophs in feces
In what type of animal can ciliates be a problem
Severe problem for nonhuman primates