Filaroides hirthi: experimental transmission among beagle dogs through ingestion of first-stage larvae

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Science  12 Nov 1976:
Vol. 194, Issue 4266, pp. 735
DOI: 10.1126/science.982040


Four beagle dogs were found to be infected with sexually mature Filaroides hirthi lungworms from 1 to 3 months after they ingested material containing first-stage larvae opens the theoretical possibility of autoinfection of which few nematode parasites are capable.

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