Dog down on his luck
A fecal sample from a 2-year-old male dog with history of soft stools and vomiting was submitted to the parasitology diagnostic laboratory. The dog did not have history of deworming treatments. The following structures were observed after fecal centrifugation with sugar solution
Image 1: Specimen at 10x objective.
Image 2: Specimen at 40x objective.
Adelina sp., is an apicomplexan parasite of arthropods and oligochaetes that could be confused with Ancylostoma sp. eggs if not measured or if examined by inexperienced personnel. In this case it is a spurious parasite of the dog which is passing the oocysts, after ingesting arthropods or earthworms infected with the coccidian parasite.
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