The southern hookworm (Ancylostoma) is a relatively rare cause of gut caninum nematode infection in western Canada.
A case was confirmed in a 53-day-old blue lacy puppy which presented with a two-day history of vomiting and lethargy. The puppy had arrived in Alberta from Texas a few days before the beginning of clinical signs. Clinical and laboratory investigations indicated a gastrointestinal parasite infection.
Despite aggressive therapy the puppy died and A. caninum was confirmed on post mortem examination.
Canadian Veterinary Journal 48 (11): 1,185-1,186.
Abstract reproduced by kind permission of Veterinary Practice magazine
Publishing Editor: Arlo Guthrie
Clinical Editor: Alasdair Hotston Moore MA VetMB CertSAC CertVR CertSAS FRCVS
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