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Parascaris equorum

Wikipedia Abstract

Parascaris equorum is a species of ascarid that is the equine roundworm. Amongst horse owners, the parasites are colloquially called "Ascarids." This is a host-specific helminth intestinal parasite that can infect horses, donkeys, and zebras. It cannot infect humans or other animals. It is yellow-white in color, and females can become as large as 15 inches (38 cm) in length. Found worldwide, P. equorum is one of the most difficult equine parasites to kill, requiring larger doses of more powerful anthelmintic medications than are needed for other equine parasites.
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Providers

Parasite of 
Equus asinus (ass)[1]
Equus caballus (horse)[1]
Equus ferus (Wild Horse)[1]
Equus hemionus (kulan)[1]
Equus quagga burchellii (Burchell's zebra)[2]
Homo sapiens (man)[1]

Distribution

New Zealand (Alien);

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
2Nunn, C. L., and S. Altizer. 2005. The Global Mammal Parasite Database: An Online Resource for Infectious Disease Records in Wild Primates. Evolutionary Anthroplogy 14:1-2.
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