Journal of Parasitic Diseases

, Volume 36, Issue 2, pp 171–174

Successful treatment of pulmonary paragonimiasis in a German shepherd dog with fenbendazole

  • Neetu Saini
  • Rakesh Ranjan
  • L. D. Singla
  • A. Anand
  • C. S. Randhawa
Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s12639-012-0098-z

Cite this article as:
Saini, N., Ranjan, R., Singla, L.D. et al. J Parasit Dis (2012) 36: 171. doi:10.1007/s12639-012-0098-z

Abstract

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.

Keywords

DogFenbendazoleParagonimiasisParagonimus

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© Indian Society for Parasitology 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Neetu Saini
    • 1
  • Rakesh Ranjan
    • 1
  • L. D. Singla
    • 2
  • A. Anand
    • 3
  • C. S. Randhawa
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine Ethics and Jurisprudence, College of Veterinary SciencesGuru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences UniversityLudhianaIndia
  2. 2.Department of Veterinary Parasitology, College of Veterinary SciencesGuru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences UniversityLudhianaIndia
  3. 3.Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, College of Veterinary SciencesGuru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences UniversityLudhianaIndia