Tapeworms of cattle in Australia can be divided into 2 broad groups:
Adult tapeworms in cattle:
Larval cysts of tapeworms in cattle:
Three larval tapeworms develop in cattle, their adult stages are found in dogs and in one case, man.
- Hydatid cysts: Echinococcus granulosus cysts in the liver and lungs.
- Beef measles: Taenia saginata (Cysticercus bovis) cysts in the muscles.
- Bladder worm: Taenia hydatigena (Cysticercus tenuicollis cysts) in the peritoneum (membrane lining the abdominal cavity).