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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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Studies on the technique of culture of infective larvae of gastrointestinal strongyles of cattle.
Chanei et al (2012) reported the prevalence of Ascaris (57%), Strongyles (56.
Cyathostomins (Strongylida), also known as small strongyles, are the most common and important group of large intestine nematodes (Love et al.
Study (1991 to 2001) of drug-resistant Population B small strongyles in critical tests in horses in Kentucky at the termination of a 40-year investigation.
Mortality in equines has been frequently reported due to strongyles, tapeworms, ascarids, trypanosomes and Babesia spp.
In equines, large strongyles (red worms or blood worms), small strongyles (small worms), Parascaris equorum (ascarids), Strongyloides westeri, Habronema spp.
A comparison of in vitro tests and a faecal egg count reduction test in detecting anthelmintic resistance in horse strongyles.
O'Sullivan, Methods for egg counts and larval cultures for strongyles infesting the gastrointestinal tract of cattle.
There was a linear relationship between age and coccidial oocyst counts whilst quadratic relationships existed between age and Paramphistomum, strongyles, Trichuris and Strongyloides egg counts (Table 5).
The disease, which is caused by encysted small strongyles (worms), can cause significant inflammation of the colon, resulting in weight loss, diarrhoea, oedema of the legs and abdomen, and potentially death in the most severe cases.