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Annie K. Prestwood prestwood.a at CALC.VET.UGA.EDU
Thu May 8 11:37:31 EST 1997

There is an association between S. lupi and esophageal sarcomas in 
dogs.  You should look at the presidential address given by Wil 
Bailey and published in the Journal of Parasitology in which he 
summarizes his work on this interaction.  There are numerous records 
in the veterinary literature on this association. Also, see articles 
by H. Siebold, a veterinary pathologist.
S. lupi, a spirurid, utilizes dung beetles as intermediate hosts, but 
"yard" chickens serve as paratenic hosts, from which dogs usually 
acquire infection.  Because of the demise of flocks of yard chickens, 
the parasite is seldom seen these days.
Annie K. Prestwood, DVM

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