Species which are pathogenic to dogs include:
- Parametorchis complexus
These trematodes rely on two intermediate hosts (snails and marine fish).
Metacercaria are ingested by dogs, which migrate up the bile and pancreatic ducts, where they lay eggs.
Diagnosis is based on identification of eggs in feces using ethyl acetate sedimentation.
Treatment is effective with praziquantel.
- University of Pennsylvania
- Cribb TH et al (1999) Faustulid trematodes (Digenea) from marine fishes of Australia. Syst Parasitol 44(2):119-138
- Bowman, DD (2009) Georgis' parasitology for veterinarians. Elsevier Saunders, Missouri. pp:125-126