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Radiographic findings in 16 dogs infected with Angiostrongylus vasorum
  1. A. K. Boag, MA, VetMB, DipACVIM, MRCVS,
  2. C. R. Lamb, MA, VetMB, DipACVR, DipECVDI, ILTM, MRCVS,
  3. P. S. Chapman, BVetMed, MRCVS and
  4. A. Boswood, MA, VetMB, DVC, DipECVIM, ILTM, MRCVS1
  1. 1 Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, The Royal Veterinary College, Hawkshead Lane, North Mymms, Hertfordshire AL9 7TA


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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