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What is the scientific name for the small stomach worm/abomasal worm?



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Asked by OBrienEE, Last updated: Dec 05, 2017

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i.Rubiny

I.Rubiny

Answered on Oct 04, 2017

Trichostrongylus axei is the scientific name for the small stomach worm/abomasal worm. The small stomach worm (hairworm) of horses, Trichostrongylus axei, is also found in ruminants and, consequently, is generally a clinical problem only in horses commingled or rotated on pasture with ruminants. Adult T axei are slender and measure up to 8 mm long.

Details of the life cycle in Equidae have not been carefully studied, but it is known that the larvae penetrate the mucosa. These worms produce a chronic catarrhal gastritis, which may result in weight loss. The lesions comprise nodular areas of thickened mucosa surrounded by a zone of congestion and covered with a variable amount of mucus.

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OBrienEE

OBrienEE

Answered on Aug 28, 2017

Trichostrongylus axei
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