Strongylosis has been reported from all parts of world and almost affects more than 90 % of horse population (Nielsen et al 2006).
In case of larval strongylosis fecal egg count technique is assumed to be of no value.
A method for detecting mucosal larval stages would be valuable in the diagnosis of larval strongylosis. Recently cyathostomin (small strongyles) gut-associated larval antigen-1 (Cy-GALA-1) has been identified which is a target of serum IgG (T) responses in experimentally and naturally infected horse populations (McWilliam et al.
Prevalence of strongylosis is not affected by age or sex (Saeed et al.
The use of herbal compounds as anthelmentics against strongylosis is yet to be explored.
Studies on strongylosis in equines with special emphasis on haematology and chemotherapy.
Key words: Horses, epidemiology, helminths, strongylosis, epg.
Strongylosis is the most common and economically devastating disease of horses.
A higher proportion of young animals ([?] 10 years of age) were found positive for strongylosis as compared with older horses ([greater than or equal to] 11 years of age).
Table III: Age related prevalence of prevalence of strongylosis in###horses###and###egg###excretion (EPG) by positive horses.