Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Vet Rec. 2005 Nov 5;157(19):586-9.

Verminous pneumonia due to Filaroides hirthi in a Scottish terrier in Spain.

Author information

  • 1Departamento de Medicina y Cirugía Animal, Facultad de Veterinaria, Hospital Clínico Veterinario, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain.


A previously healthy Scottish terrier developed verminous pneumonia due to Filaroides hirthi. The disease was diagnosed on the basis of cytology of a transtracheal wash, which contained 17 per cent eosinophils and a large number of parasite larvae. Treatment with 50 mg/kg bodyweight fenbendazole daily for three weeks eliminated the parasites and improved the clinical condition of the dog.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for HighWire
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk