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ascarid

 [as´kah-rid]
any of the phasmid nematodes of the Ascaridoidea, which includes the genera Ascaridia, Ascaris, Toxocara, and Toxascaris.
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as·ca·rid

(as'kă-rid),
1. A general name for any nematode of the family Ascarididae.
2. Pertaining to such nematodes.
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ascarid

(ăs′kə-rĭd)
n.
Any of various nematode worms of the order Ascaridida, especially those in the superfamily Ascaridoidea, including the common intestinal parasite Ascaris lumbricoides.
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Exotic North American raccoons live on base, and these animals can harbor other ascarids.
Life cycles of strongyles and ascarids are similar.
Furthermore, pups and kittens may have patent intestinal infections as early as the first 2 (hookworms) to 3 (ascarids) weeks of life, and may contaminate their environment with huge numbers of infective eggs and larvae.
Toxocara cati is the most common feline roundworm, or ascarid, found in cats, affecting more than 25 percent of all cats.
But dogs can be hypersensitive to all sorts of other things, including the bites of flies, mosquitoes, ticks, and mites; drugs, medications, and nutritional supplements; various fungal and yeast species; internal parasites (such as ascarids, hookworms, tapeworms, whipworms, and heartworms); and even their own sex hormones (in intact animals).
Large and small strongyles are the significant pathogens of horses and in addition to that ascarids, thread worms, hair worms, pin worms and tapeworms are also found naturally in horses (Urquhart et al., 1996).
The Unidad de Investigation y Analisis, Registros y Estadisticas de Salud at the National Children's Hospital, San Jose, Costa Rica, reported 135 cases of larva migrans ocularis and 21 cases of visceral larva migrans caused by nonspecifically identified ascarids during 2005-2014 (unpub.
Histopathological survey of protozoa, helminths, and ascarids of imported and local psittacine and passerine birds in Japan.
However, morphologic characteristics of nematodes in this study were more consistent with ascarids. There is a bovine roundworm (Toxocara viturolum), but it is uncommon in the United States.
Results of necropsy and fecal examinations found low levels of internal parasitism, with cestodes and ascarids identified as the most prevalent endoparasites.
procyonis eggs have a low thermal death point at [less than or equal to] 62[degrees]C, similar to that reported for other ascarids (5,9).
In 2006 and 2007, nine ascarids (>3 inches) were collected from the feces of an unrecorded number of raccoons admitted to a rehabilitation center in northern Florida.