nodular worm disease

nodular worm disease
nodule disease a disease of sheep, cattle, and pigs caused by intestinal infestation with species of Oesophagostomum, the nodular worm, which infest the intestines and become embedded in the mucous membrane, causing nodules of various sizes.

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