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Worm Questions and Answers (Q&A)

I.Rubiny
Answered: Oct 04, 2017
Earthworms are an example of segmented worms. The annelids, also known as the ringed worms or segmented worms, are a large phylum, with over 17,000 extant species including ragworms, earthworms,...Read More

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E. Stanley, Technical writer
Answered: Jun 27, 2018
There may be different worms that are available in this world but there are five characteristics that they all share with each other. The presence of all these characteristics will make it clear...Read More

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Matz Lewis Clark, College student
Answered: Dec 18, 2018
Flatworms are worms that have a soft body and no backbone. They are found in the kingdom known as animalia and the phylum called platyhelminthes. They have a bilateral symmetry and three main...Read More

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I.Rubiny
Answered: Sep 25, 2017
There are a couple of common names for this worm. One is the stomach worm. Another is the abomasal worm. Either way, they are the same worm and they need to be watched carefully. It’s a...Read More

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I.Rubiny
Answered: Oct 04, 2017
The three phyla of worms are flatworms, segmented worms and roundworms. Worms are many different distantly related animals that typically have a long cylindrical tube-like body and no limbs....Read More

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I.Rubiny
Answered: Sep 25, 2017
The scientific name for a heartworm is Dirofilaria immitis. This parasite is typically found in a dog. It can be transmitted via a mosquito bite. It’s called a heartworm because the worms...Read More

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I.Rubiny
Answered: Oct 04, 2017
The common name for Aelurostrongylus abstrusus is cat lung worm. This worm was originally found and described by Mueller as Strongyluspusillus. In 1898, Railliet changed the name to...Read More

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I.Rubiny
Answered: Oct 04, 2017
The common name for capillaria plica is bladder worm. Capillaria plica is a parasitic nematode which is most often found in the urinary bladder, and occasionally in the kidneys, of dogs and...Read More

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I.Rubiny
Answered: Oct 04, 2017
Haemonchus is the scientific name for the barber pole worm. Haemonchus contortus, also known as the barber's pole worm, is very common parasite and one of the most pathogenic nematodes of...Read More

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I.Rubiny
Answered: Oct 04, 2017
Worms reproduce both asexually and sexually. Asexual reproduction is a type of reproduction by which offspring arise from a single organism, and inherit the genes of that parent only; it does not...Read More

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I.Rubiny
Answered: Oct 04, 2017
The common name for ostertagia is brown stomach worm. Ostertagia ostertagi, commonly known as the medium or brown stomach worm, is an important parasitic nematode (round worm) of cattle. O....Read More

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I.Rubiny
Answered: Oct 04, 2017
The microfilaria of dipetalonema reconditum has a blunt cranial end and a pointed posterior end. Dirofilaria immitis is pointed at both ends. Dipetalonema reconditum is a parasite you will not...Read More

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I.Rubiny
Answered: Sep 25, 2017
The common name for the oxyuris equi is the pinworm. Pinworms often use humans as their hosts, and this can make them a little more irritating than other parasitic worms - to humans, at least. It...Read More

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I.Rubiny
Answered: Oct 04, 2017
The common name for Dirofilaria immitis is heart worm. Dirofilaria immitis, the heartworm or dog heartworm, is a parasitic roundworm that is spread from host to host through the bites of...Read More

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I.Rubiny
Answered: Sep 25, 2017
The common name for strongylus vulgaris is the large stronglydes. It’s commonly found in horses, and unfortunately for horses, this parasitic worm is often found in many horses year-round....Read More

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