First case report of Dioctophyme renale (Goeze, 1782) in a dog in Istanbul, Turkey


Gargili A. , Firat I., Toparlak M., Cetinkaya H.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES, vol.26, no.5, pp.1189-1191, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.1189-1191
  • Keywords: Dioctophyma renale, dog, Istanbul, Turkey

Abstract

A female specimen of Dioctophyma renale was recovered from the abdominal cavity of a stray dog necropsied in Istanbul, Turkey on 8 June, 1999. The nematode was 55.5 cm in lenght, with a diameter of 0.7 (0.6-0.8) cm. This is the first case report of D. renale from Turkey.