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Lungworm

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Mike Taylor

Andrew Forbes

Synonym(s): parasitic bronchitis husk


Lungworm

Lungworm is an economically important parasitic nematode infection of the respiratory tract of cattle. The causative parasite (Dictyocaulus viviparus) is widespread throughout the British Isles, Western Europe and other parts of the world being commonest in temperate climates with a high rainfall.

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How is lungworm infection spread?

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