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a genus of spiruroid nematodes inhabiting the stomach of horses. The larvae develop in housefly and stable fly maggots living in manure, become infective when the fly larvae pupate, and are carried by adult flies to open wounds on horses, where they are left and cause cutaneous habronaemiasis; reinfection of the horses stomach by habronema occurs by accidental ingestion of infected flies or from licking wounds in which infective larvae are found.

Origin: g. Habros, graceful, delicate, _ nema, a thread

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... (presumably in reaction to the dying larvae), spontaneous healing may be expected. Moxidectin at 400 g/kg also appears to be active against Habronema spp in the stomach. Control of the fly hosts and regular collection and stacking of manure, together with anthelmintic therapy may reduce ...

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