Animated LIFECYCLE of the Lungworm
Lifecycle of the lungworm Adult lungworm live in the main airways; the bronchi and trachea. They produce eggs that hatch almost immediately, are coughed up and swallowed. L1 larvae pass through the digestive system and leave the cow via dung. It is here that they develop to the infective stage. This development can occur within a week given the right moisture and temperature conditions.