Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn


Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_2905

Genus of the nematode family Oxyurida. For example S. ovis is found worldwide in the colon of goats and sheep (male 4 mm, female 8 mm).

Prepatent Period

30–45 days. The 60 × 30 μm-sized eggs already contain the infectious larva 3.

Symptoms of Disease

Itching along the anal groove.


Nematocidal Drugs.

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