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lung·worms

(lŭng'wŏrmz),
Nematodes that inhabit the air passages of animals, chiefly in the family Metastrongylidae (or Protostrongylidae). See: Aelurostrongylus, Crenosoma vulpis, Metastrongylus, Muellerius capillaris.

lung·worms

(lŭng'wŏrmz)
Any of various species of nematode parasites that infest the lungs and air passage of sheep, cattle, and (rarely) human beings.
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Known adult rat lungworms were used as controls for molecular analyses (online Technical Appendix).
In hunter-killed belugas from the Churchill River basin in Manitoba, Canada, 89% (8 of 9) were parasitized with the lungworm Pharurus pallasii in the lung, accessory sinuses, ear canal, and cerebral spinal fluid (Kenyon and Kenyon, 1977).
Other factors that can lead to pneumonia include living conditions--overcrowding, lack of ventilation and lack of cleanliness; stress--travel, being suddenly removed from their mother, or even chased by children; or another condition that has injured the lungs--such as lungworms or a virus.
The lungworm (Dictyocaulus viviparus) is a relatively common parasite in tropical and subtropical areas and causes heavy economic losses (Panciera and Confer 2010).
A survey on annual infestation of sheep with lungworms based on fecal test and slaughter house study in Tabriz, J.
Winter tick Dermacentor albipictus associated hair loss/damage (Samuel & Barker 1979, Samuel 2004) and degree of lungworm Dictyocaulus viviparus infestation and associated lung tissue damage (e.
In cats, these lungworms live in the lungs, which can cause the cat to cough.
Lungworms cause more problems in horses than they do in donkeys.
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The exhibit featured larvae, slugs, and lungworms that are threatening the health of the muskox population, as well as the ever-popular photography station, where visitors could have pictures taken with a polar bear and a muskox.
We surveyed the prevalence and intensity of lungworms in 341 coyotes collected throughout Illinois and compared body mass and winter fat levels of infected and uninfected animals.