Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Oslerus osleri

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_2257

Synonyms

Filaroides osleri.

General Information

Worldwide occuring nematodes forming nodules in the mucosa of the bronchioles and trachea of canids. The transmission occurs direct from mother to puppy during care. The males reach a length of 6 mm, the females 12 mm. In cats O. rostratus is described. The prepatent period lasts 5–6 weeks. The symptoms of disease are chronical coughing.

Therapy

Nematocidal Drugs (macrocyclic lactones).

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