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Anoplocephala spp.



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Tapeworms (Anoplocephala magna,

Anoplocephala perfoliate and Paranoplocephala

mammillana) are all acquire by the

ingestion of orbit mites that live on pastures

and in infested grain. Damage caused by

tapeworms is limited to the attachment site

causing thickening of the gut wall with som e

ulceration and enteritis. Tapeworms in horses

are reportedly more common in northern parts

of the country and in Canada than they are in southern parts of the country. Tapeworm

presence is reported between 2% to 15% of the horses found infected10.



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