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.
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- 413 Veterinary science