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A genus of spiruroid nematodes inhabiting the stomach of horses. The larvae develop in housefly and stable fly maggots living in manure, become infective when the fly larvae pupate, and are carried by adult flies to open wounds on horses, where they are left and cause cutaneous habronemiasis; reinfection of the horse's stomach by Habronema occurs by accidental ingestion of infected flies or from licking wounds in which infective larvae are found.
[G. habros, graceful, delicate, + nēma, a thread]
a genus of nematodes in the order Spirurida.
found in the proventriculus and gizzard of companion birds causing chronic digestive upset and diarrhea. Also causes sudden death. Called also Spiroptera incerta.
found in the large intestine of elephant and rhinoceros.
Habronema majus (syn. Habronema microstoma), Habronema muscae
parasites in the stomach of horses.
see H. majus (above).