Haemonchus similis

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Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Nematoda
Class Sercernentea
Sub-class Rhabditia
Order Strongylida
Family Trichostrongyloidea
Genus Haemonchus
Species H. Contortus/ H. placei, H. Longistipes, H. similis


The adults are red in colour and around 2-3 cm in length.

The male has a dorsal lobe, which is longer than those seen in H. contortus. He also has barbed spicules, which are shorter than in H. contortus.

Predilection site: Abomasum

Life Cycle

As for H. contortus.


Cattle, deer.

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