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Canine parasitic disease
Severe strongyloidosis in dogs
  1. Ed Hall,
  2. Maria Lyriaki,
  3. Fiona Whitworth and
  4. Vicki Black, clinicians
  1. Langford Vets, Langford House, Langford, Bristol BS40 5DU
  1. email: dred.hall{at}bristol.ac.uk

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We wish to bring an uncommon, and potentially zoonotic, parasitic infection in dogs to the attention of small animal practitioners in the UK.

Over the past few months, we at Langford Vets have seen four boxer dog littermates, acquired from a commercial breeder in Wales; all were suffering with a potentially life-threatening infection with the helminth Strongyloides stercoralis. All dogs had severe chronic diarrhoea from the time of purchase, marked weight loss and developed …

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