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Name the species of threadworm.

Strongyloides stercoralis, Strongyloides felis

What threadworm stage is passed in the faeces?


What threadworm stage is infective?

L1 following free living cycle.

How are animals infected with threadworm?

L1 larvae penetrate skin of host, tracheal migration. Autoinfection.

How is threadworm infection diagnosed?

Baermann technique
Faecal smear (not great)
Can culture from poo

What are the public health concerns with threadworm?

larva currens (or cutaneous larva migrans), GI signs.

Clinical signs of threadworm?

Young pups or immuno-compromised get watery or mucous diarrhoea and vomiting, Bronchopneumonia -auto-infective larvae

Which part of the GI tract do threadworms generally take up residence in?

Small intestine

What anthelmintic treatment for threadworm?

All extra-label / off-label use only:
Fenbendazole and Ivermectin over repeated treatments to kill maturing adults

What husbandry treatment for threadworm?

Improved husbandry- reduce overcrowding & stress, improve hygiene. Isolate from other animals

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