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Verminous pneumonia due to Filaroides hirthi in a Scottish terrier in Spain
  1. A. Caro-Vadillo, DVM, PhD1,
  2. E. Martínez-Merlo, DVM, PhD1,
  3. I. García-Real, DVM, PhD1,
  4. M. L. Fermín-Rodríguez, DVM1 and
  5. P. Mateo, DVM, CV2
  1. 1Departamento de Medicina y Cirugía Animal, Facultad de Veterinaria, Hospital Clínico Veterinario, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain
  2. 2Plaza de Colon, 28046 Madrid, Spain


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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