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Controlling Angiostrongylus vasorum infection in dogs
  1. Louise Bird1,
  2. Graham Bilbrough2 and
  3. Ronan Fitzgerald3
  1. 1David Walker, Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists, The Granary, Bunstead Barns, Poles Lane, Hursley, Winchester SO21 2LL
  2. 2 IDEXX Laboratories Europe BV, Scorpius 60 Building F, Hoofddorp LR2132, Netherlands
  3. 3Bayer Animal Health, Bayer House, Strawberry Hill, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 1JA
  1. e-mail: louise{at}

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Angiostrongylus vasorum is a metastrongyloid nematode, particularly prevalent in southern UK (Morgan and Shaw 2010), that can cause cardiopulmonary disease in dogs (Morgan and others 2010, Morgan and Shaw 2010). We would like to encourage colleagues to consider enrolling canine patients found to be positive for A vasorum in an ongoing study. It is currently unknown how long the A vasorum antigen …

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