dogs, cats, foxes. zoonotic
small nematode (1cm). 2 cutting plates on border of buccal capsule and at base a small pair of teeth. thin-shelled oval egg 80x40um.
typically per os. percutaneous infection is rare.PPP is 15 days. paratenic hosts can transmit.
site of infection
pathogenesis and lesions
less voracious blood sucker then a. caninum
anemia, diarrhea, and interdigital dermatitis. the dermatitis is a lesion commonly observed in animals previously infected.
clinical signs with eggs in feces. where a. caninum is endemic, differential diagnosis may require larval culture.
anthelmintic treatment and good hygiene.