Canine Lungworm in the UK: Angiostrongylus vasorum and beyond*
Canine Lungworm in the UK
National media campaigns, increased geographic distribution and number of clinical cases has put Angiostrongylus vasorum at the forefront of the minds of veterinary professionals. This is essential, given the potential severity of disease in infected dogs and its spread to parts of the country where it has not previously been routinely
diagnosed. The effects of other nematodes on the respiratory systems of UK dogs however, should also be considered. Crenosoma vulpis, Eucoleus aerophilus and Oslerus osleri are canine lungworms endemic in the UK and capable of causing respiratory disease. This article considers the epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of lung disease caused by A.vasorum and other lungworms of the canine endemic in the UK.
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Ian Wright BVMS BSc MSc MRCVS