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SS3: AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE - 1ST TERM

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  1. Crop Improvement | Week 1
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    1 Quiz
  2. Animal Improvement | Week 2
    6 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  3. Animal Health Management I - Introduction | Week 3
    7 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  4. Animal Health Management II | Week 4
    5 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  5. Animal Health Management III | Week 5
    7 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  6. Aquaculture | Week 6
    11 Topics
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  7. Apiculture or Bee-keeping | Week 7
    10 Topics
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Topic Content:

  • Definition of parasite
  • Types of parasites

What is a Parasite?

A parasite is an organism that lives on or in a host and gets its food from or at the expense of its host. They establish a physiological relationship with the hosts and rely on them totally for food and protection.

Without a host, a parasite cannot live, grow, and multiply. For this reason, a parasite rarely kills its host, but it can spread diseases, some of which may be fatal. Parasites include ticks, lice, liver fluke, mites, tapeworms, roundworms and hookworms.

Types of Animal Parasites:

There are Two Main Groups of Animal Parasites:

  • Ectoparasites: Ectoparasites are parasites found living on the external parts of the body of host organisms, especially the skin. e.g. ticks, lice, and mites.
  • Endoparasites: These are patrasites which live inside the tissue of host organisms, from where they obtain food. Examples of endoparasites include liver fluke, tapeworm, roundworm and trypanosome.

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