Diagnosing an ascarid
infection usually requires finding parasite eggs in the feces of an infected cat.
Fatal eosinophilic meningoencephalitis and visceral larva migrans caused by the raccoon ascarid
waltoni, a common ascarid
nematode of the intestinal tract of the American alligator.
A veterinarian can suggest an appropriate anthelmintic to use with a heavy ascarid
Larva migrans syndromes arc not reportable in the United States, so the number of clinical cases of zoonotic ascarid
and hookworm infection in humans is unknown; however, many human cases continue to be diagnosed.
Large and small strongyles are the significant pathogens of horses and in addition to that ascarids
, thread worms, hair worms, pin worms and tapeworms are also found naturally in horses (Urquhart et al.
Results of necropsy and fecal examinations found low levels of internal parasitism, with cestodes and ascarids
identified as the most prevalent endoparasites.
rubber gloves, dust masks) were taken to minimize exposure to eggs and cysts of zoonotic parasites such as hydatid tapeworms (Echinococcus multilocularis) in coyote scats and ascarid
roundworms (Baylisascaris procyonis) in raccoon scats.
To the Editor: Baylisascaris procyonis is an ascarid
roundworm that commonly parasitizes the intestine of North American raccoons (1,2).
Epidemiologic and zoonotic aspects of ascarid
infections in dogs and cats.
In September 2008, December 2009, and June 2010, one ascarid
each was found in the feces of a 4- and a 6-month-old raccoon from Leon County, Florida, and a 6-month-old raccoon from Wakulla County, Florida, after routine treatment with pyrantel pamoate (20 mg/ kg).
procyonis are similar to those of other ascarid
parasites of carnivores such as the common canine roundworm, Toxocara canis (1-3).