Parascaris

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Parascaris

a genus of roundworms in the family Ascarididae.

Parascaris equorum (syn. Ascaris equorum)
found in the small intestine of horses and zebras. In foals up to 9 months of age heavy infestation with migrating larvae causes coughing. Heavy burdens of adult worms may cause diarrhea, debility, potbelly in young animals.