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Crenosoma vulpis

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Synonym(s): C. vulpis, Fox lungworm

Introduction

Classification

Taxonomy

  • Superfamily: Metastrongyloidea.
  • Genus: Crenosoma.

Distribution

  • Occasional infection in dogs in contact with foxes.
  • Fox reservoir host; approximately 5% infected in areas of Europe.
  • Endemic in the North American Fox and also found in bears.

Significance

  • Chronic respiratory infection with increased respiratory rate, coughing, sneezing, nasal discharge.
  • Bronchopneumonia.

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Peterson E N, Barr S C, Gould W J 3rd et al (1993) Use of fenbendazole for treatment of Crenosoma vulpis infection in a dog. JAVMA 202 (9), 1483-1484 PubMed.
  • Cobb M A & Fisher M A (1992) Crenosoma vulpis infection in a dog. Vet Rec 130 (20), 452 PubMed.