Draschia
Dra·schia (drăґshe-ə) a genus of nematodes of the family Habronematidae. D. megastoґma (formerly called Habronema megastoma) infects the stomach of horses, and its larvae form nodules in the stomach walls (see gastric habronemiasis).

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  • gastric habronemiasis — infestation of the stomach wall of a horse with larvae of Draschia megastoma, which form large nodules filled with worms and necrotic material. Many affected horses do not show clinical signs, but they may die if the stomach wall is perforated …   Medical dictionary

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