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Disease caused by infestation with a species of the nematode Strongylus; effects may be extreme ranging from worm-associated inflammatory lesions, nodules, and blood vessel blockage resulting in colic (verminous arteritis colic) in horses.
strongylosis/stron·gy·lo·sis/ (stron″jĭ-lo´sis) infection with Strongylus.
Disease caused by infestation with nematode Strongylus; effects may be extreme, ranging from worm-associated inflammatory lesions, and nodules to blood vessel blockage resulting in colic in horses.
infestation of horses with large strongyles (Strongylus edentatus, S. equinus and S. vulgaris), Triodontophorus spp., Oesophagodontus spp. and some members of the genera Cyclostephanus, Cyathostomum, Cylicocyclus, and the genera Cylicodontophorus, Cylindropharynx, Gyalocephalus and Poteriostomum. S. vulgaris sucks blood and also causes verminous arteritis and thromboembolic colic. The other Strongylus spp. and the Triodontophorus spp. cause anemia and debility. The small strongyles can cause severe enteritis and diarrhea. Called also redworm infestation.