Journal article

Anoplocephala perfoliata of horses - significant scope for further research improved diagnosis and control

RB Gasser, RMC Williamson, I Beveridge

PARASITOLOGY | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2005

Abstract

Anoplocephala perfoliata is the commonest tapeworm parasite of horses and is incriminated as a significant cause of clinical disease (e.g., ileocaecal intussusception, caeco-caecal intussusception and/or caecal perforation), particularly in horses chronically infected with large numbers of worms. The high prevalence (approximately 20-80%) of the parasite in some countries suggests an increased risk of clinical cases. In spite of research, there is still a paucity of information regarding the pathogenesis of the disease, the epidemiology of the parasite in different geographical regions and there are significant limitations with the diagnosis of infection. The present article provides an acco..

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