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Oral hirudiniasis in a stray dog, first report in Italy.
J Vet Med Sci 2015; 77(10):1315-7JV

Abstract

In June 2014, a male stray dog was recovered at Ente Nazionale di Protezione Animali (ENPA) kennel of Manfredonia, Apulia region, showing oral bleeding and physical prostration. The dog fell in a water canal and was trapped. During the clinical examination, a specimen of leech was revealed into its oral cavity. The parasite, probably entered by drinking unfiltered and contaminated water, has been identified as an adult of aquatic leech Limnatis nilotica. Leeches could overrun wide variety of animals, and few reports about blood sucking leech infestations in mammals are available in literature. This paper describes here the first oral hirudiniasis in a dog in Italy and highlights the possibility of human nasopharyngeal leech-related infection in Apulia region.

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Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Puglia e della Basilicata, via Manfredonia, 20, 71121 Foggia, Italy.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

26004432

Citation

Raele, Donato Antonio, et al. "Oral Hirudiniasis in a Stray Dog, First Report in Italy." The Journal of Veterinary Medical Science, vol. 77, no. 10, 2015, pp. 1315-7.
Raele DA, Galante D, Cafiero MA. Oral hirudiniasis in a stray dog, first report in Italy. J Vet Med Sci. 2015;77(10):1315-7.
Raele, D. A., Galante, D., & Cafiero, M. A. (2015). Oral hirudiniasis in a stray dog, first report in Italy. The Journal of Veterinary Medical Science, 77(10), pp. 1315-7. doi:10.1292/jvms.15-0145.
Raele DA, Galante D, Cafiero MA. Oral Hirudiniasis in a Stray Dog, First Report in Italy. J Vet Med Sci. 2015;77(10):1315-7. PubMed PMID: 26004432.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Oral hirudiniasis in a stray dog, first report in Italy. AU - Raele,Donato Antonio, AU - Galante,Domenico, AU - Cafiero,Maria Assunta, Y1 - 2015/05/22/ PY - 2015/5/26/entrez PY - 2015/5/26/pubmed PY - 2016/8/26/medline SP - 1315 EP - 7 JF - The Journal of veterinary medical science JO - J. Vet. Med. Sci. VL - 77 IS - 10 N2 - In June 2014, a male stray dog was recovered at Ente Nazionale di Protezione Animali (ENPA) kennel of Manfredonia, Apulia region, showing oral bleeding and physical prostration. The dog fell in a water canal and was trapped. During the clinical examination, a specimen of leech was revealed into its oral cavity. The parasite, probably entered by drinking unfiltered and contaminated water, has been identified as an adult of aquatic leech Limnatis nilotica. Leeches could overrun wide variety of animals, and few reports about blood sucking leech infestations in mammals are available in literature. This paper describes here the first oral hirudiniasis in a dog in Italy and highlights the possibility of human nasopharyngeal leech-related infection in Apulia region. SN - 1347-7439 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/26004432/Oral_hirudiniasis_in_a_stray_dog_first_report_in_Italy_ L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1292/jvms.15-0145 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -