Thelazia

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Thelazia

(thē-lā'zē-ă),
The eye worms, a genus of spiruroid nematodes that inhabit the lacrimal ducts and surface of the eyes of various domestic and wild animals, but rarely humans; a number of species have been reported from wild birds. Cyclic development occurs in muscoid flies; infective larvae emerge from the fly mouthparts while the fly is feeding on or near the eyes of the host.
[G. thēlazō, to suck]

Thelazia

(thē-lā′zē-ă) [Gr. thelazo, to suck]
A genus of nematodes that inhabit the conjunctival sac and lacrimal ducts of various species of vertebrates. Occasionally species of Thelazia are found in humans.
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Keywords: Cattle; Thelazia gulosa; Thelazia rhodesii
Thelazia rhodesii, T.gulosa, T.skrjabini and T.lacrimalis are the primary species affecting cattle (Djungu et al., 2014).
Among them 121 were Thelazia rhodesii and 79 were T.gulosa.
Thelazia rhodesii females were 13-17 mm long and 320-450[micro]m wide.
Thelazia rhodesii; Oesophagostomum radiatum; Cooperia pectinita###1.6