Factors driving lungworm spread and the need for ongoing diagnosis and prevention

Ian Wright
Thursday, April 2, 2020

National media campaigns in the face of increased geographic distribution has put Angiostrongylus vasorum at the forefront of the minds of both veterinary professionals and dog owners alike. Familiarity with this parasite is essential, given the potential severity of disease in infected dogs and its spread to parts of the country where it has not previously been routinely diagnosed. Veterinary nurses play an important role in educating the public and giving accurate preventative advice based on local geographic and lifestyle risk. It is important therefore that nurses understand factors that drive spread and increase exposure risk in pet dogs. This article considers these factors and prevention of angiostrongylosis.

Figure 1. Baermann apparatus.
Figure 1. Baermann apparatus.

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