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 (strŏn′jīl′, -jəl)
Any of various parasitic nematode worms of the superfamily Strongyloidea, especially several species that infect the gastrointestinal tract of horses and other mammals.

[New Latin Strongylus, type genus, from Greek strongulos, round.]


(ˈstrɒndʒɪl) or


(Animals) any parasitic nematode worm of the family Strongylidae, chiefly occurring in the intestines of horses
[C19: via New Latin Strongylus, from Greek strongulos round]


or stron•gyl

(ˈstrɒn dʒɪl)

any nematode of the family Strongylidae, parasitic as an adult in the intestine of mammals, esp. horses.
[1840–50; < New Latin Strongylus a genus < Greek strongýlos round, spherical]
stron′gy•late` (-dʒəˌleɪt) adj.
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Strongylus vulgaris one of the large strongyle is the most prevalent and pathogenic.
Species of large strongyle identified in sampled horses included; S.
In equines, large strongyles (red worms or blood worms), small strongyles (small worms), Parascaris equorum (ascarids), Strongyloides westeri, Habronema spp.
Large strongyles are the most dangerous and migrate through the body to the liver, lungs, and intestinal wall at different stages of the life cycle.
The group of nematodes called the large strongyles are the most damaging of all the parasites that occur in horses.
It's effective against large strongyles, small strongyles, ascarids, pinworms, hairworms, lungworms, intestinal threadworms, neck threadworms and bots.

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