Worm Burden

The number of worms an individual host carries which, depending on the worm, can be measured either directly—e.g., Ascaris lumbricoides—or indirectly—e.g., schistosomiasis
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As well as the fleas he was suffering from a worm burden, which he's been treated for.
Low shedders are defined as horses with a low worm burden identified through faecal worm egg counts and as such these horses do not require routine worming.
Lambs are monitored closely for endoparasites and faecal egg counting is carried out regularly to assess the worm burden within the flock and ensure effective use of anthelmintics.
Molybdenum also plays an important role in immunity against endoparasites (McClure, 2003) and can decrease worm burden in lambs (Miller, 1984).
Usually worms are found in the lung arteries, but a large worm burden or a rapid decrease in cardiac output--and therefore blood flow --can allow the worms to 'fall' into the right side of the heart and get trapped across the tricuspid valve," says cardiologist Romain Pariaut, DVM, ACVIM, an associate professor at Cornell.
There were three worm burden categories based on clinical symptons observed, namely light (1-10 worms), medium (11-20 worms) and heavy (>21 worms) as per the previous literature (Djungu et al.
Public health nutrition has changed, worm burden has declined and this probably accounts for the lack of effect on biomedical outcomes in contemporary studies," he said.
Dirofilaria immitis: worm burden and pulmonary artery proliferation in dogs from Michigan (US).
Often, however, they are sickly, with the stress of transport adding to their worm burden and campylobacter infections.
For these reasons, many veterinarians recommend periodic "fecal float" tests--more frequently when a dog is young, and especially if the dog shows signs of a heavy worm burden upon physical exam (including a thin, pot-bellied body condition; poor coat; or persistent lethargy).
11] Deworming and preventive chemotherapy can be incorporated into these integrated HIV/TB services to achieve a sustainable reduction of worm burden and control of co-morbidities.
In the present study administration of [beta]-lap 24 h after exposure to cercariae reduced the worm burden.