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Ascariasis in dogs


It is a zoonotic disease, which is transmitted to human being, which affects dogs and cats, due to a parasite called Toxocara and afflicts 20-40% of the animals. The adult parasite Ascariasis is a worm, which measured between 5 and 10 cm long and is located in the small intestine of animals.

The female lays eggs microscopic parasites are eliminated with feces, contaminating soil, after 15 days, under favorable conditions of humidity and temperature can be infected for a long time. When ingested by other animals or humans begin their cycle, reaching the intestine, through, go to the bloodstream, to target the liver and lungs. Continue reading