Parafilaria

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Parafilaria

a genus of nematodes in the filarioid family Filariidae.

Parafilaria antipini
found in deer.
Parafilaria bovicola
causes hemorrhagic nodules in the skin of cattle and buffalo.
Parafilaria multipapillosa (syn. Filaria haemorrhagica)
causes nodules in the subcutaneous and intermuscular tissues of horses. The nodules break open and discharge blood and then heal. They reappear each summer.