Acta Parasitologica

, Volume 64, Issue 1, pp 218–221 | Cite as

Clinical Case of Respiratory Eucoleosis in a Dog from Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Oliver StevanovićEmail author
  • Dejan Vujanić
  • Miljan Dobrijević
  • Drago Nedić
Case Report



This case report describes a clinical case of patent and natural infection with trichuroid Eucoleus aerophilus in a 5-month-old, mixed-breed female dog in Bosnia and Herzegovina.


A detailed history was taken from the owner. Physical exam and thoracic radiography were performed. Faecal sample was processed by the passive flotation tube test with saturated zinc sulphate solution. After the final diagnosis, a dose of 0.4 mg /kg ivermectin was applied subcutaneously to the diseased dog.


The history revealed intermittent, non-productive cough after physical exercise. During the physical exam, mild signs of general distress, moderate cachexia with bad body condition, increased heart and respiratory rates, mild dyspnoea and increased bronchovesicular respirations were observed. Thoracic radiography showed mixed bronchial-alveolar lung pattern compatible with chronic bronchopneumonia. Trichuroid eggs of Eucoleus aerophilus were detected in faecal samples from the affected dog. Ivermectin administration at a dose of 0.4 mg/kg was sufficient to eliminate parasitic infection with Eucoleus aerophilus.


This is the first report of respiratory eucoleosis in a dog from Bosnia and Herzegovina.


Respiratory eucoleosis Eucoleus aerophilus Dog Bosnia and Herzegovina 



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Authors and Affiliations

  • Oliver Stevanović
    • 1
    Email author
  • Dejan Vujanić
    • 1
  • Miljan Dobrijević
    • 1
  • Drago Nedić
    • 2
  1. 1.Veterinary Ambulance “BL vet” Banja LukaBanja LukaBosnia and Herzegovina
  2. 2.PI Veterinary Institute of Republic of Srpska “Dr. Vaso Butozan”Banja LukaBosnia and Herzegovina

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