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internal parasite

A parasite such as a protozoon or worm that lives within the body of the host, occupying the digestive tract or body cavities, or living within body organs, blood, tissues, or cells.
Synonym: endoparasite
See also: parasite
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Mixed infestations were very common and would surely be causing serious harm in pigs' health and welfare due to the concomitant action of each of these internal parasites of veterinary importance [30].
They were examined if they are positive of internal parasites through fecal analysis using floatation method.
Most endoparasites are commonly known as "worms," or "internal parasites." Although the infective stage is internal to the host, many endoparasites spend at least some part of their life cycle outside the body of the host.
Internal parasites are those that are found on the inside of the horse.
In addition, many internal parasites can be effectively controlled without any treatment at all.
Common internal parasites that can infect your puppy are roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, tapeworms and coccida.
Ivermectin Is a dewormer frequently used to dose horses, sheep, goats, and cattle for internal parasites. Some dogs have the MDR1 gene mutation that allows this drug (and various others) access to the brain and can cause severe neurological signs and even death.
Roundworms are probably the most common internal parasite of dogs and their life cycle demonstrates why they can be controlled but not eradicated.
"We think our approach will work with any internal parasite that produces excretory-secretory substances; the concept of neutralizing a possible chemical attractant would apply."
'Endo products against internal parasites, such as worms, represent about 20% of the Companion Animal parasiticide market,' says Christoph Vetten, Head of Greater China for Bayer Animal Health.
This industry includes establishments that produce antibiotics to treat bacterial infections, anti-viral drugs to treat viral infections, anti-fungal drugs to treat fungal infections, anti- helminthic drugs to kill internal parasites and antiprotozoal agents.
Mr Kihara was cited for altering documents in 2006, while Mr Kioko was cited several times in 2003, 2006, 2008 and 2009 for the same offence.Coupled with poor record keeping, the Karume companies were evidently being consumed by internal parasites.