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 (wĭp′wûrm′, hwĭp′-)
Any of several slender, whip-shaped, parasitic nematode worms of the genus Trichuris that infest the intestines of mammals, especially T. trichiura, which causes trichuriasis in humans.
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(Animals) any of several parasitic nematode worms of the genus Trichuris, esp T. trichiura, having a whiplike body and living in the intestines of mammals
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(ˈʰwɪpˌwɜrm, ˈwɪp-)

any of several parasitic nematodes of the genus Trichuris, having a long, slender, whiplike anterior end.
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It is considered as an 'Endo product' (against internal parasites) with a broad spectrum that covers four different types of worms (roundworms, hookworms, whipworms tapeworms).
Principal public Health officer Philip Bett said the programme seeks to end the prevalence of soil-transmitted elements, among them tapeworms, whipworms, and hookworms.
Many, but not all, modern parasiticide medications are broad-spectrum, which means they may be able to prevent against heartworms, hookworms, roundworms, whipworms, and tapeworms, as well as ectoparasites such as fleas and ticks.
If you are in an endemic area (ask your veterinarian, or see the informative prevalence maps at capcvet.org/maps), keep your dog on a monthly prevention that protects against whipworms. Sentinel, Trifexis, Interceptor Plus, and Advantage Multi all contain ingredients that treat whipworm infections.
Bayer Animal Health, a company that aims to improve the health and well-being of pets and farm animals, has launched its Coraxis (moxidectin) Topical Solution for Dogs, a prescription-only, monthly transdermal product that prevents heartworm disease and treats and controls hookworms, roundworms, and whipworms in dogs, it was reported on Friday.
There was, however, no evidence on its efficacy on hookworms and whipworms, two of the most prevalent and devastating intestinal parasites infecting children in developing countries.
Otzi the Iceman, the five-thousand-year-old hunter frozen in the Italian Alps, was found to have whipworms in his intestines and Bronze-age medicine, a worm-killing birch fungus, knotted to his leggings.
The worms commonly associated with raising pigs include roundworms, lungworms, whipworms, and red stomach worms.
trichiura whipworms (normal eggs also were observed in the patient) and instead were within the range of the canine T.
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Soil-transmitted infections such as Ascariasis, whipworms, and hookworms that affect about 1.2 billion, 800 million, and 750 million people worldwide, respectively, have also been associated with poor WASH practices [13].