First report of canine ocular thelaziosis in the Muntenia Region, Romania

  title={First report of canine ocular thelaziosis in the Muntenia Region, Romania},
  author={Poliana Gh Tudor and Adina Bădicu and Romanița Mateescu and Niculae Tudor and Cosmin Mateescu and Iuliana Ionașcu},
  journal={Parasitology Research},
Ocular thelaziosis by Thelazia callipaeda is a vector-borne disease that infects domestic and wild carnivores as well as humans. In this paper, we present two cases of ocular thelaziosis in dogs that had never traveled outside Romania. Both presented with moderate conjunctivitis and ocular discharge. In total, 41 adult nematodes were removed from the conjunctival sacs of both dogs; these were identified via morphology as T. callipaeda. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of… CONTINUE READING


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