stomach worm

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stomach worm

Any of various parasitic nematode worms that infest the stomachs of animals, especially Haemonchus contortus, a parasite of sheep and other ruminants.


the curved, muscular, saclike structure that is an enlargement of the alimentary canal between the esophagus and the small intestine. See also abomasum, reticulum (3), forestomachs, gastric.

avian glandular stomach
stomach bot
compound stomach
a stomach made up of several compartments, e.g. ruminant stomach comprising forestomachs (reticulum, rumen, omasum) and abomasum.
stomach fluke
glandular stomach
found in horses; includes cardiac, proper gastric and pyloric glandular zones.
hourglass stomach
one shaped like an hourglass.
stomach meridian points
acupoints situated along the stomach meridian.
stomach mesenteries
includes mesogastrium, lesser omentum, greater omentum and omental bursa.
muscular stomach
in birds the gizzard or ventriculus.
stomach tube speculum
see frick speculum, hauptner mouth gag. For cattle there is also an instrument made out of a wooden rod with a hole through the center. This is placed between the cow's molars like a bit and held in position with a poll strap. It works adequately for a probang but is much inferior to the Frick speculum for a stomach tube.
stomach worm
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After passing through the sheep unscathed, the fungus is expelled in the faeces along with the eggs of various stomach worms, attacking the larvae as they emerge.
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Other parasitic worms include the brown stomach worm, bankrupt worm, nodular worm and whipworm.