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What is the common name for Haemonchus?



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Asked by OBrienEE, Last updated: Feb 12, 2020

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i.Rubiny

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Answered Oct 04, 2017

The common name for Haemonchus is large stomach worm and 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 ruminants. Adult worms attach to abomasal mucosa and feed on the blood. This parasite is responsible for anemia, oedema, and death of infected sheep and goats, mainly during summer in warm, humid climates.

Females may lay over 10,000 eggs a day, which pass from the host animal in the faeces. After hatching from their eggs, H. contortus larvae molt several times, resulting in an L3 form that is infectious for the animals. The host ingests these larvae when grazing.

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OBrienEE

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Answered Aug 28, 2017

Large stomach worm
Barber pole worm
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