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ascarid

 [as´kah-rid]
any of the phasmid nematodes of the Ascaridoidea, which includes the genera Ascaridia, Ascaris, Toxocara, and Toxascaris.
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as·ca·rid

(as'kă-rid),
1. A general name for any nematode of the family Ascarididae.
2. Pertaining to such nematodes.
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ascarid

(ăs′kə-rĭd)
n.
Any of various nematode worms of the order Ascaridida, especially those in the superfamily Ascaridoidea, including the common intestinal parasite Ascaris lumbricoides.
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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 Baylisascarisprocyonis.
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Parascaris equorum is the horse ascarid. This is a very large, robust roundworm.
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.
The Unidad de Investigation y Analisis, Registros y Estadisticas de Salud at the National Children's Hospital, San Jose, Costa Rica, reported 135 cases of larva migrans ocularis and 21 cases of visceral larva migrans caused by nonspecifically identified ascarids during 2005-2014 (unpub.
Small number (11%) of animals was found excreting ascarid eggs and eggs of non strongylid helminths.
(43) Additionally, embryonated ascarid eggs are very hardy and, under laboratory conditions, can survive for 2 years.
Redescription of Ophidascaris labiatopapillosa Walton, 1927, an ascarid parasite of North American snakes.
The adverse effects of ascarid infestation are manifested both by competition between the adult ascarid and the host for nutrients and by the liver damage caused by the migration of the ascarid larvae.
When handling scats precautions (e.g., 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.