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Lung Flukes

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Condition Overview

The lung fluke Paragonimus kellicotti infects dogs living around the Great Lakes, in the Midwest, and southern United States. Flukes are flatworms ranging in size from a few millimeters up to several inches long.

Symptoms

Causes

The fluke is acquired by eating aquatic snails and crayfish.

Diagnosis

Treatment

The safest and most effective agent for treating all species of lungworms and lung flukes is Panacur. This drug must be given daily for 10 days.

Prevention

You can prevent lungworms by cooking fish and restricting your dogs hunting scavenges.

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Sources

Dog Owners Home Veterinary Handbook

Publisher: Wiley Publishing, 2007

Website: http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/

Authors: Debra M. Eldredge, Liisa D. Carlson, Delbert G. Carlson, James M. Giffen MD

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