Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Strongylus vulgaris

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_3027

Name

Greek: strongylos = rounded.

Classification

Species of the nematode family Strongylidae.

Life Cycle

The species of the genus Strongylus ( S. vulgaris, S. equinus, S. edentatus, S. asini) are 1–5 cm long, yellowish-brown roundworms with a buccal capsule (Figs. 1 and 2). They are found worldwide in the caeca and colon of equids. The prepatent periods are long (6.5–11 months), since the larva 3 starts a parental wandering (and rest) after being taken up with the food.
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