genus of grasses in the Poaceae family; contains an unidentified toxin which causes incoordination, convulsions and distressed breathing. Includes E. ovatus, E. caespitosa, E. mauritanica. Called also rough-bearded grass.
acanthocephalan parasite of freshwater and marine fish. Found in the intestine of salmonids.
a genus of flukes in the family Echinostomatidae. Includes, besides those listed below, Echinostoma aphylactum, E. caproni, E. hortense, E. jassyenese, E. lindoensis, E. suinum.
E. iliocanum found in the intestine of dogs, rodents and humans and may cause enteritis.
E. revolutum (syn. E. paraulum) found in the rectum and ceca of birds and in humans. Severe infestations may cause enteri...
a family of flukes (digenetic trmatodes) found in birds.
having small spikes or prickles.
a genus of spiruroid worms of the family Acuaridae. Includes E. uncinata (infests the upper alimentary tract of birds, causing caseous nodules in the wall of the esophagus).
a genus of the Boraginaceae family of plants; contains a series of hepatotoxic pyrrolizidine alkaloids and continued ingestion of the plants causes chronic liver damage. The plant also contributes to the development of toxemic jaundice, the end-stage of chronic copper poisoning in sheep. Includes E. plantagineum (E. lycopsis), E. sericeum, E. vulgare. Called also Paterson’s curse, Salvation Jane, ...
one of the hepatoxic pyrrolizidine alkaloids in Echium plantagineum.
a reflected sound; the basis for echocardiography and ultrasonography.
the record produced by echocardiography.