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Any of various nematode worms of the order Ascaridida, especially those in the superfamily Ascaridoidea, including the common intestinal parasite Ascaris lumbricoides.

[ Sing. of ascarides, intestinal worms, from Middle English, from Medieval Latin ascaridēs, pl. of ascaris, from Greek askaris.]


(ˈæskərɪd) or


(Zoology) any parasitic nematode worm of the family Ascaridae, such as the common roundworm of man and pigs
[C14: from New Latin ascaridae, from Greek askarides, plural of askaris]


(ˈæs kə rɪd)

any parasitic roundworm of the family Ascaridae.
[< New Latin Ascaridae. See ascaris, -id2]
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This means that a cat who walks through an infected area and then licks her feet or a cat who catches and eats a mouse or bird could be infected with ascarids.
The occurrence of subclinical infections with related ascarids (e.
The probable reasons of higher prevalence among GIT parasites may include: (a) resilience, (b) joint grazing of adults with foals, and (c) season and husbandry providing favorable environment for growth of ascarids.
A previous diagnosis following coprological analyses in both cats had indicated an infection sustained by ascarids and the animals had been treated by practitioners with milbemycine oxime and praziquantel (2mg/kg bw and 5mg/kg bw, resp.
Although a range of nematodes from ascarids and hookworms to strongylids can invade the eyes, most reported cases of ocular nematode infections have been caused by the filariae which can infect the eyelids, lacrimal glands, conjunctival sacs, orbit, or ocular globe.
Other postmortem diagnoses were cholangiohepatitis, atherosclerosis, tubulointerstitial nephritis, membranoproliferative glomerulopathy, pneumonia, encephalitis, and enteritis with intraluminal ascarids.
Ascarids, more commonly known as roundworms, are the most frequently detected parasite in dogs.
and Ascarids are parasitic organisms of major occurrence in stool surveys also in Bom Jesus (Northeast of Brazil) and these condition of central organisms to Giardia sp.
The humans become infected with ascarids and other parasitic diseases through ingestion of infective eggs in the environment.
Mortality in equines has been frequently reported due to strongyles, tapeworms, ascarids, trypanosomes and Babesia spp.
Naturally, in young ones, ascarids are more prevalent as compared to other age groups.
Comparison of the anthelmintic efficacy of three commercial products against ascarids and Capillaria spp.