Tapeworms as a cause of intestinal disease in horses.

  title={Tapeworms as a cause of intestinal disease in horses.},
  author={Christopher J. Proudman and Alexander J. Trees},
  journal={Parasitology today},
  volume={15 4},
Until recently, the equine tapeworm Anoplocephala perfoliata was difficult to diagnose and considered to be of questionable pathogenicity. Here, Chris Proudman and Sandy Trees describe recent advances in the immunodiagnosis of this parasite that have facilitated epidemiological studies. These studies suggest that A. perfoliata may be an important cause of intestinal disease in the horse and demonstrate a dose-response relationship between infection intensity and risk of disease. If tapeworm… CONTINUE READING

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