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Ancylostoma caninum (dogs)

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Species:
Endoparasite


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Nematode

"dog hookworm"

Distribution:  Predominantly in southern Europe, sporadic in northern Europe.
 
Host:
Final hosts are dogs and foxes. 

Life cycle: Ingestion of L3 from environment, larvae in bitches milk or paratenic hosts.  Percutaneous infection of larvae.  Pre-patent period is 2-3 weeks and patent period can be prolonged depending on immune status.

Diagnosis: Egg detection by flotation.

Clinical features:  Diarrhoea, bloody diarrhoea, weight loss and anaemia.  May be acute or chronic signs.


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