New clinical diagnostics for migrating blood worm larvae

Last changed: 09 April 2020
Blood worm in microscope, photo.

The blood worm large strongyles, Strongylus vulgaris, is considered to be the most dangerous parasite for horses. An increased prevalence of the parasite has been observed in Sweden and Denmark in recent years, which is a threat to equine health.

For more information about the project, please go to the Swedish version of this page.


Eva Tyden, Researcher
Department of Biomedical Science and Veterinary Public Health, Parasitology Unit, +4618671208