Tag Archives: nematode

Parasite control – breaking the worm cycle

Gastrointestinal parasites are a major health challenge for all grazing animals, whether they are located on paddocks and rangelands (such as horses, sheep cattle or goats) or in zoos (such as giraffe and zebra). In a previous

New way to control parasites in grazing animals

Gastrointestinal nematodes are parasitic worms that pose a major threat to the health and productivity of grass-eating animals such as horses, sheep, cattle and goats. They live in the animals’ digestive system and suck their blood. Young

The mind and mouth of a predatory worm

Nematodes (roundworms) are some of the most abundant and successful animals on the planet and are found in nearly every environment capable of supporting life. In order to exploit these hugely diverse habitats, different nematode species have

The tiny riders

Nematodes have evolved tremendously to occupy diverse niches while inhabiting all possible habitats on earth. Besides being usually categorised as parasitic or free-living forms they can further show diverse types of feeding guilds and associations. Diplogastrids represent