Strongyles of Horses
The intestinal strongyles of horses are members of the superfamily Strongyloidea and
the family Strongylidae.
Members of the family are abundant in equines, including horses and
donkeys, but are also found in diverse hosts including elephants, ostriches, rhinoceros,
tapirs, tortoises, warthogs and marsupials in Australia.
The strongylidae are further divided into two subfamilies, the
Strongylinae ( the large strongyles) and the cythostominae
( the small strongyles) as shown in the table below.