Autochthonous Dirofilaria immitis infection in a ferret with aberrant larval migration in Europe

V. Molnár, P. Pazár, D. Rigó, D. Máthé, É Fok, R. Glávits, P. Vajdovich, O. Jacsó, L. Balogh, E. Sós

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Abstract

A two-year-old male ferret (Mustela putorius furo) was presented to the Faculty of Veterinary Science, Szent István University, for investigation of somnolence. Following unsuccessful therapeutic attempts, the ferret was euthanased and a male Dirofilaria immitis worm was found in the pulmonary artery and a female D. immitis specimen in the subdural space of the cranial cavity. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first European record of D. immitis infection in a ferret, and the first case in which aberrant larval migration and consequent central nervous system signs were observed in a ferret in the course of D. immitis infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)393-396
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Small Animal Practice
Volume51
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2010

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  • Small Animals

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    Molnár, V., Pazár, P., Rigó, D., Máthé, D., Fok, É., Glávits, R., Vajdovich, P., Jacsó, O., Balogh, L., & Sós, E. (2010). Autochthonous Dirofilaria immitis infection in a ferret with aberrant larval migration in Europe. Journal of Small Animal Practice, 51(7), 393-396. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1748-5827.2010.00950.x