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Vet Rec. 2005 Nov 5;157(19):586-9.

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

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

Abstract

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.

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