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  • noun Plural form of ascarid.


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  • Gnats grow from ascarids; and ascarids are engendered in the slime of wells, or in places where there is a deposit left by the draining off of water.

    The History of Animals

  • This slime decays, and first turns white, then black, and finally blood-red; and at this stage there originate in it, as it were, little tiny bits of red weed, which at first wriggle about all clinging together, and finally break loose and swim in the water, and are hereupon known as ascarids.

    The History of Animals

  • It is not unlikely that he may have the ascarids, and the lumbrics, and worms within the entrails of his body.

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  • According to the Department of Animal Science at Cornell University, the oil from epazote was used in the early part of the 20th century as a remedy for internal parasites like ascarids and hookworms in humans and animals, though the practice was halted for toxicity reasons.

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  • Horses can be affected by six major groups of parasites-large strongyles, small strongyles, ascarids, pinworms, bots, and tapeworms.

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  • Ivermectin is effective against ascarids at a comparatively modest dose a rate of 0. 2mg per kilogram of body weight. Headlines

  • Ivermectin will deal with ascarids in all their intestinal forms and delivers an effective killer blow against larvae which have migrated to the lungs or liver. Headlines

  • Unfortunately, there are very real risks in drenching young horses with a heavy burden of ascarids. Headlines

  • You'll still be deworming, of course, it's just that you'll have other enemies in your sights, safe in the knowledge that you've seen off the biggest threat from ascarids. Headlines

  • It's possible to find extremely high egg counts but, conversely, it's important to remember that only mature ascarids will be laying eggs. Headlines


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