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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).
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Lungworm is just one of many types of worm that are prevented by regular use of an effective worming product.
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It's effective against large strongyles, small strongyles, ascarids, pinworms, hairworms, lungworms, intestinal threadworms, neck threadworms and bots.
For example, small changes in absolute temperatures can have substantial effects on the transmission dynamics of protostrongylid lungworms and muscleworms (species of Parelaphostrongylus, Protostrongylus, and Umingmakstrongylus), which cycle among the environment, gastropod (slug and snail) intermediate hosts, and ungulate (caribou, muskoxen, thinhorn sheep, moose) definitive hosts (Figure 1).
The products also treat and control lungworms, grubs, horn flies, sucking and biting lice, and sarcoptic mange mites.
While this parasite is probably not the primary cause of death, combined infestations of lungworms and winter ticks may be more detrimental than tick infestations alone.