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lungworm

 [lung´werm]
any parasitic worm that invades the lungs, such as Paragonimus westermani in humans.

lungworm

(lŭng′wûrm′)
n.
Any of various nematode worms of the order Strongylida that are parasitic in the lungs of mammals.

lungworm

Any one of various parasitic worms that can affect the lungs in the course of their life cycles.
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Wharton, "A comparison of lungworm faecal larval counts and trichostrongyloid faecal egg counts between red deer (Cervus elaphus) and red deer x wapiti F1 hybrids," New Zealand Veterinary Journal, vol.
A parasitic nematode, the rat lungworm starts off by infecting a rat's lungs, blood and brain.
Signs that your dog may have lungworm include breathlessness, coughing, weight loss, reduced appetite and tummy upset.
The lungworm (Dictyocaulus viviparus) is a relatively common parasite in tropical and subtropical areas and causes heavy economic losses (Panciera and Confer 2010).
Lungworm, a potentially fatal infection for dogs, has become increasingly diagnosed by vets, the Be Lungworm Aware campaign has warned.
Professor Shine's team, with support from the Australian Research Council, studied cane toads in Queensland that lagged behind the invasion front and found they were infected with a lungworm parasite that slows down adults and kills baby toads.
Key words: Canis latrans, Capillaria aerophila, coyote, Crenosoma vulpis, lungworm, Oslerus osleri, Paragonimus kellicotti, parasites
A post mortem on one of the sheep discovered high levels of Trichostrongyle-type eggs and a large number of lungworm.
Rat lungworm is a parasitic worm found in adult rodents, namely rats.
Until last week, I was amongst the 94 % that hadn't heard of lungworm infections in dogs, and as a gardener, was horrified to learn that it spread by slugs and snails - and possibly even their slime.