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Spirocerca lupi is a nematode that localises in the oesophageal and gastric wall of Canidae and other carnivores. It is found worldwide, especially in tropical and subtropical regions. The lifecycle of S lupi involves intermediate (coprophagous beetles) and paratenic hosts (poultry, wild birds, lizards, rodents, hedgehogs and rabbits), infected with larvae (L3) and a final host (carnivore). In domestic dogs, in which it is certainly underestimated, …
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