Brian replies: Lungworm
is a parasite carried by slugs and snails that lives in the heart and major blood vessels supplying the lungs.
NADIS also reported that there is an increased risk to cattle from lungworm
due to this year's wet conditions.
Along with snails and slugs, rat lungworm
can parasitize frogs, land crabs and freshwater shrimp, which might also pass the infection to human beings if these animals are consumed raw or not properly cooked, according to the CDC.
We know that slugs, snails, and rats in all counties carry the parasite that can cause rat lungworm
disease, and rain with wet conditions often brings more of these garden pests.
arA reve que a ca few heaD lung hi Dogs can become infected with the lungworm
through eating slugs and snails, which carry the larvae of the parasite and if left untreated, can be fatal.
The first report of the rat lungworm
in the continental United States was in 1987, when Kim et al.
Dogs of all ages and breeds can be affected by lungworm
and it often occurs when canines munch on common garden pests.
cases have been documented in over 30 countries so far.
Sex, age, spleen size, and kidney fat of red deer relative to infection intensities of the lungworm
A new metastrongylid species (Nematoda: Metastrongylidae): a lungworm
from Akodon montensis (Rodentia: Sigmodontinae) in Brazil.
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DOG owners in North Wales are being warned about the potentially fatal parasite lungworm
after an increase in reported cases.