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Pathological lesions associated with Anoplocephala perfoliata at the ileo-caecal junction of horses
  1. GR Pearson,
  2. LW Davies,
  3. AL White and
  4. JK O'Brien


The intestinal tracts of 20 horses, killed at a local abattoir and of unknown age, sex and previous clinical history were examined for the presence of Anoplocephala perfoliata attached to the ileo-caecal junction. Four horses had no tape-worms, nine had one to 20 tapeworms attached to the mucosa and seven had more than 100 attached to the mucosa. The histological changes of thickening, ulceration and eosinophil infiltration of the mucosa at the ileo-caecal junction were more severe when more than 100 parasites were present.

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