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The Fate of Eggs and Larvae of Ascaridia galli in Earthworms
P. C. Augustine and E. E. Lund
Vol. 18, No. 3 (Jul. - Sep., 1974), pp. 394-398
Published by: American Association of Avian Pathologists
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1589106
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Earthworms were found to retain eggs and larvae of Ascaridia galli very briefly, and transmission can be attributed only to such eggs or larvae in transit in the digestive tract. Larvae of A. galli do not accumulate as do the larvae of Heterakis gallinarum, for the larvae of A. galli are voided within 48 hr of ingestion of the eggs. Since these larvae are unprotected, they must usually die, having little opportunity to gain access to a definitive host.
Avian Diseases © 1974 American Association of Avian Pathologists