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4 Matching questions

  1. parascaris equorum
  2. chorioptic mange
  3. bots
  4. oxyuris equi
  1. a adults live in large intestine. They mate, males die and females move into the rectum. Horses ingest infected larvated eggs.
  2. b best to deworm after the first frost in the fall when adults are dead.
  3. c large roundworm of horses.
  4. d adults are tiny with 8 long legs and short unjointed stalks for trumpets at ends of some legs.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. anaplocephala/paranaplocephala
  2. Can interfere with blood supply to gut and cause infarction and death. Likely involved with some types of colic in horses.
  3. adults can cause non specific enteritis. Can cause myositis, fever and myocarditis and possible death if untreated. Proper cooking of meat eliminates the risk of infection.
  4. affects all ages. May cause anal pruritis, rubbing bum, broken tail hairs, rat tail.
  5. used to be an important zoonotic disease but not so common now due to public awareness.

5 True/False questions

  1. chorioptic mangecause severe pruritis. Infestation of lower limbs can cause foot stamping. Can also infect the tail head region in horses.


  2. ascaris suumfemales produce a large number of eggs that are very resistant to environmental conditions. Adults live in small intestines. Penetrate gut and travel thru blood to lungs and enter airways. Coughed up and swallowed into the gut where they become adults.


  3. gastrophilus speciesoccurs in pigs as well as other livestock species. Not as common anymore.


  4. 8-12 weeksstrongylus vulgaris, strongylus edentatus, strongylus equinus are types of....


  5. bloodwormsstrongylus vulgaris, strongylus edentatus, strongylus equinus are types of....


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