Radiographic findings in 16 dogs infected with Angiostrongylus vasorum
- A. K. Boag, MA, VetMB, DipACVIM, MRCVS,
- C. R. Lamb, MA, VetMB, DipACVR, DipECVDI, ILTM, MRCVS,
- P. S. Chapman, BVetMed, MRCVS and
- A. Boswood, MA, VetMB, DVC, DipECVIM, ILTM, MRCVS1
Thoracic radiographs of 16 dogs infected naturally with Angiostrongylus vasorum showed signs of bronchial thickening, an interstitial pattern and a multifocal and/or peripheral alveolar pattern. In dogs treated with fenbendazole, follow-up radiographs showed that the alveolar pattern had resolved and a mild, hazy interstitial pattern had developed. In contrast with dogs with heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis), no pulmonary vascular lesions were identified.
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