Successful treatment of pulmonary paragonimiasis in a German shepherd dog with fenbendazole
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- Saini, N., Ranjan, R., Singla, L.D. et al. J Parasit Dis (2012) 36: 171. doi:10.1007/s12639-012-0098-z
Pulmonary paragonimiasis is an important zoonotic disease reported from many parts of the world. It is an endemic problem in human population in north-eastern states of India. There seems no report of pulmonary paragonimiasis in canine population from India. The present case describes first report of pulmonary paragonimiasis in a female dog suggesting possibility of this fluke becoming established in canine population in the country. The dog revealed mild coughing with serous nasal discharge. Faecal sample revealed eggs of Paragonimus spp. Treatment with fenbendazole resulted in marked improvement as revealed by clinical signs and chest radiography.