A 2.5-year-old small male Cavalier King Charles spaniel was brought to Ondokuz Mayıs University's Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Animal Hospital with symptoms of severe watery diarrhea, pain during defecation, intermittent cough, vomiting, and emaciation. Examination of the fecal smear revealed moderate infection of Strongyloides stercoralis larvae and two adult females. Counting of the larvae in feces was performed by Baermann method and 20 larvae were determined per gram of feces. The dog was treated with ivermectin (Avromec, 0.2 mg/kg subcutaneously) and multivitamin syrup (Vitabiol) for 5 days for supporting the body condition. This paper is the first clinical case report of S. stercoralis in a dog in Turkey.
Dog, ivermectin, Strongyloides stercoralis, treatment, Turkey
UMUR, ŞİNASİ; MERAL, YÜCEL; BÖLÜKBAŞ, CENK SONER; GÜRLER, ALİ TÜMAY; and AÇICI, MUSTAFA
"First clinical Strongyloides stercoralis case in a dog in Turkey,"
Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences: Vol. 41:
2, Article 24.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/veterinary/vol41/iss2/24