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1 October 2005 Angiostrongylus vasorum Infection in a Coyote (Canis latrans) from Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Tissue samples and feces were collected from a dead, adult female coyote (Canis latrans) found at the side of the road in late March 2003 in the Avalon Peninsula region of Newfoundland, Canada. The coyote apparently died of vehicular-related trauma. Samples of lung, brain, heart, liver, and kidney were fixed in formalin and submitted for histologic examination. The entire remaining lung and heart also were submitted for examination. The coyote was diagnosed with moderate, multifocal, granulomatous interstitial pneumonia with eosinophilic vasculitis and many intralesional nematode eggs, larvae, and occasional intravascular adult worms. Adult nematodes recovered from the pulmonary arteries were identified as Angiostrongylus vasorum. Small foci of granulomatous inflammation, often containing nematode eggs and larvae, were scattered in the brain and kidney. To our knowledge, this is the first report of A. vasorum infection in a coyote from the only endemic area of infection in North America.

Bourque, Whitney, and Conboy: Angiostrongylus vasorum Infection in a Coyote (Canis latrans) from Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Andrea Bourque, Hugh Whitney and Gary Conboy "Angiostrongylus vasorum Infection in a Coyote (Canis latrans) from Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 41(4), (1 October 2005). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-41.4.816
Received: 1 February 2005; Accepted: ; Published: 1 October 2005
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