lungworm


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lungworm

[′ləŋ‚wərm]
(invertebrate zoology)
Any of the nematodes that are parasites of terrestrial and marine nematodes, most commonly found in the respiratory tract, characterized by a reduced or absent stoma capsule, and an oral opening surrounded by six well-developed lips.
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Cooler nights and a decrease in daylight means dogs are likely to come into frequent contact with snails and slugs, the most common hosts of the lungworm parasite.
A study by University of Bristol scientists found that lungworm was now present in more than one in 10 foxes (18.
These factors indicate that the rat lungworm is an emerging zoonotic pathogen of concern to humans and wildlife, and therefore provides an excellent opportunity to evaluate the sensitivity and effectiveness of epidemiologic surveying techniques.
One type of lungworm that aects dogs is a parasite that is carried by slugs and snails, and if a dog eats an infected one they can develop signs including tiredness, di-culty breathing and coughing.
Aside from their other wonderful attributes, they carry parasitic rat lungworm.
2000) also recorded higher mean eosinophil counts in young deer fed legume forages containing CT in lungworm and GI nematode infected young deer as compared to control.
The rat lungworm, Angiostrongylus cantonensis, traditionally found in the Asia-Pacific region, has been identified recently for the first time in rats in KZN at a substantial prevalence of 14%.
Important findings of the studies published at the congress include the epidemiology of endoparasites such as the lungworm Angyostrongylus vasorum.
Rat lungworm confirmed in giant African land snail sample collected in Miami-Dade County.
The feline lungworm, Aelurostrongylus abstrusus (Railliet), was reported from 2 cats from the same household at MCAS Iwakuni.
14secat Romfordandobviously looked useful, but afterafewmore runs it was obvious something wasn't quite right anditturned out he had a touch of lungworm.