National Board Practice Questions - Quiz 1

  1. Which of the following animals would be most likely to serve as a source of Trichinella spp. infection to humans in the U.S.?

  2. This parasite ova was found on fecal flotation of a 5-year-old dog with a history of intermittent bloody diarrhea. Which of the following is the most appropriate labeled pharmacotherapy?

  3. An egg (ova) of Pearsonema plica was detected on urine sediment examination of a 4-year-­old neutered male mixed-breed dog with a history of cystitis. How did the dog become infected with this parasite?

  4. To combat Texas cattle fever caused by Babesia bigemina, the vector tick, Boophilus annulatus, was eradicated from the United States through an ambitious program of intensive dipping of cattle. What aspect of the life cycle of this tick allowed the eradication program to be successful?

  5. A 5-year-old gelding presents with ataxia and incoordination in all four limbs. A CSF tap reveals antibodies to Sarcocystis neurona. How did the horse most likely acquire this infection?

  6. This parasite was detected on fecal flotation of a 3-month-old puppy with acute diarrhea. Although many dogs will self-cure this parasite, you decide to prescribe a treatment. What treatment is most appropriate?

  7. An adult budgie presents with severe crusting on the beak and cere which has resulted in severe deformity of the beak. What diagnostic assay is most likely to reveal the etiologic agent?

  8. West Nile virus is commonly transmitted to horses, people, and other animals via:

  9. Which of the following groups of ectoparasites is not known to occur on pet birds?

  10. An intact male feral kitten presents for routine examination. You notice large numbers of glistening white eggs adherent to the hair shafts on the dorsal and lateral aspect of the thorax. Closer inspection reveals several dorsoventrally flattened insects clinging to the hair shafts themselves. What parasite is this?

  11. This egg was detected on flotation of feces from a 3-year old barn cat. How did the cat become infected with this parasite?

  12. A 5-month-old intact female barn kitten presents with a subcutaneous mass in her neck. Upon examination you notice an opening in the mass. This organism was removed with forceps. What parasite is this?

  13. Which of the following are effective for the treatment of clinical coccidiosis in cattle?

  14. Pigs become infected with the thorny-headed worm, Macracanthorhynchus hirudinaceus, upon:

  15. Lice infestations on cattle are more common in the:

  16. Cats infected with Dirofilaria immitis:

  17. Which of the following drugs is effective for treating Giardia and has the least toxicity problems associated with its use in dogs and cats?

  18. Fecal flotation on a 4-year-old intact male cat reveals this parasite ova. What clinical disease is this parasite most commonly associated with?

  19. A rabbit with a severe ear infection caused by mites is brought to your clinic. The organism most likely responsible is:

  20. Anthelmintic resistance has been widely documented to occur in small strongyles (= cyathostomes) of horses with which of the following dewormers?