Echinuria

Echinuria

a genus of spiruroid worms of the family Acuaridae. Includes E. uncinata (infests the upper alimentary tract of birds, causing caseous nodules in the wall of the esophagus).
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Mortality in Laysan ducks (Anas laysanensis) by emaciation complicated by Echinuria uncinata on Laysan Island, Hawaii, 1993.
The team took great care not to translocate the internal parasite, Echinuria, via Laysan ducks to Midway Atoll, where it has not been documented.
Biologists with the project trapped the ducks on Laysan, gave the birds a complete physical exam, and treated them for Echinuria worms prior to transport.