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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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Brian replies: Lungworm is a parasite carried by slugs and snails that lives in the heart and major blood vessels supplying the lungs.
NADIS also reported that there is an increased risk to cattle from lungworm due to this year's wet conditions.
Along with snails and slugs, rat lungworm can parasitize frogs, land crabs and freshwater shrimp, which might also pass the infection to human beings if these animals are consumed raw or not properly cooked, according to the CDC.
We know that slugs, snails, and rats in all counties carry the parasite that can cause rat lungworm disease, and rain with wet conditions often brings more of these garden pests.
arA reve que a ca few heaD lung hi Dogs can become infected with the lungworm through eating slugs and snails, which carry the larvae of the parasite and if left untreated, can be fatal.
The first report of the rat lungworm in the continental United States was in 1987, when Kim et al.
Dogs of all ages and breeds can be affected by lungworm and it often occurs when canines munch on common garden pests.
Rat lungworm cases have been documented in over 30 countries so far.
Sex, age, spleen size, and kidney fat of red deer relative to infection intensities of the lungworm Elaphostrongylus cervi.
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DOG owners in North Wales are being warned about the potentially fatal parasite lungworm after an increase in reported cases.