Botfly Cephenemyia ulrichii larvae in the nasal cavity and nasopharynx of a dog with respiratory signs

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A Finnish Lapphund dog with acute upper respiratory signs and gagging was presented at veterinary clinic. During rhinoscopy, ten 1- to 2-mm long, actively moving larvae were found in the dog's nasal cavity and nasopharynx and identified as Cephenemyia ulrichii (Diptera: Oestridae). This moose (Alces alces) parasite is widespread in Finland but has not been reported before from an accidental canine host. Clinical signs resolved with imidacloprid/moxidectin spot-on formulation.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Small Animal Practice
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)306-309
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2023
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Fields of Science

  • Diptera
  • Myiasis
  • 413 Veterinary science

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