Strongylus vulgaris

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Stron·gy·lus vul·ga·'ris

a bloodsucking species found chiefly in the cecum of horses and other equids; in the course of their migration, larvae commonly lodge in the wall of the posterior aorta, causing wall damage and the development of verminous aneurysms in this vessel, especially in the anterior mesenteric arteries.


a genus of roundworms in the family Strongylidae. Called also redworm. See also strongylosis.

Strongylus asini
found in the large intestine of the ass and wild equids.
Strongylus edentatus
found in the large intestine of horses.
Strongylus equinus
found in the cecum and colon of equids.
Strongylus tremletti
found in the rhinoceros.
Strongylus vulgaris
found in the large intestine of equids; larval stages are found in the anterior mesenteric and other arteries.
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Strongylus vulgaris one of the large strongyle is the most prevalent and pathogenic.
Molecular and Biochemical Characterisation of surface antigens of Strongylus vulgaris of potential immunodiagnostic importance.
Studies on pathological lesions due to Strongylus vulgaris infection in an Indian pony.
Pathogenesis of migrating stages of helminths with special reference to Strongylus vulgaris.
The changing world of worms: The rise of the cyathostomes and the decline of Strongylus vulgaris.
Clinical signs and hematologic cytokine and plasma nitric oxide alterations in response to Strongylus vulgaris infection in helminth-naAve ponies.
Verminous encephalitis of horses: Experimental induction with Strongylus vulgaris larvae.
Detection and semi- quantification of Strongylus vulgaris DNA in equine faeces by real-time quantitative PCR.
Strongylus vulgaris in the horse: its biology and veterinary importance (2nd edition).
Clinical response of pony foals experimentally infected with Strongylus vulgaris.
Comparative efficacy of various anthelmintics against Strongylus vulgaris in equines.