Equine Tapeworms Prevalence Monitored

Unwelcome and unannounced they come, developing silently within the intestines of the horse. Within the cecum, the parasites usually surround the ileocecal valve. Having no mouth parts or digestive tract, they absorb nutrients through their cuticle. The equine tapeworm can grow to about 3 inches long by 1/2 inch wide. Its head, called a scolex, has four suckers that attach to the mucosa or

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