Serologic detection of Angiostrongylus vasorum infection in dogs.

  title={Serologic detection of Angiostrongylus vasorum infection in dogs.},
  author={I Verzberger-Epshtein and R J Frederick Markham and J. A. Sheppard and Henrik Stryhn and H. S. Whitney and Gary A. Conboy},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  volume={151 1},
Angiostrongylus vasorum, French Heartworm, is a metastrongylid nematode infecting the pulmonary arteries and right heart of wild and domestic canids in various regions of the world. Infection in dogs can result in fatal cardiopulmonary disease. A single endemic focus of A. vasorum in North America occurs in the southeastern portion of Newfoundland, Canada. Dogs are currently diagnosed by detection of first-stage larvae shed in feces using the Baermann technique or fecal flotation. However… CONTINUE READING