Tetrameres(redirected from Tetrameres americana)
A genus of stomach-infecting parasitic nematodes (family Spiruridae) of birds. When filled with eggs, the female worm is enormously enlarged and has a globular, blood-red appearance. Species include Tetrameres americana, found in the proventriculus of chickens (sometimes severely pathogenic in young chicks), turkeys, grouse, and quail, and transmitted by infected cockroaches and grasshoppers, and Tetrameres fissispina, found in the proventriculum of ducks, geese, wild waterfowl, pigeons, and doves but rarely in gallinaceous birds.
a genus of roundworms in the family Tetrameridae. They show marked sexual dimorphism, the female being globular and the male slender and filiform. They inhabit the proventriculus of birds and may kill young birds.
found in fowl and turkey.
found in the fowl and pigeon.
found in domestic and wild ducks.
found in fowl, duck, turkey, pigeon and wild aquatic birds.
found in fowl.
found in quail.
spiruroid nematodes in the family Tetrameridae.