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A genus of nematode lungworms (family Metastrongylidae), the only genus in its subfamily (Metastrongylinae). The four known species are found only in pigs; transmission is by earthworm intermediate hosts.
[meta- + G. strongylos, round]
a genus of nematodes in the family Metastrongylidae.
see M. elongatus (below).
see M. pudendotectus (below).
Metastrongylus elongatus (syn. Metastrongylus apri)
occurs in the bronchi and bronchioles of pigs, occasionally in ruminants and very rarely in humans. No significant pathogenic effect.
found in the bronchi of pigs, where it causes bronchitis, verminous pneumonia and loss of body weight.
Metastrongylus pudendotectus (syn. Metastrongylus brevivaginatus)
found in the lungs of pigs.
a pig lungworm.