Capillaria plica (Trichuroidea: Capillariidae), commonly known as bladderworm, is a nematode rarely associated with clinical disease that resides in the lower urinary tract of wild and domestic canids. In the present paper a case of canine urinary capillariosis associated with glomerular amyloidosis is described. The dog, an 8-year-old, male, hunting Jagd terrier had a history of weight loss and diarrhoea and was referred to the University of Parma Teaching Veterinary Hospital (UPTVH). Clinical and laboratory tests shown here suggest that C. plica may be a contributing factor to glomerular amyloidosis.
Canine bladderworm (Capillaria plica) infection associated with glomerular amyloidosis / CALLEGARI, Daniela; KRAMER, Laura Helen; CANTONI, Anna Maria; DI LECCE, Rosanna; DODI, Pier Luigi; GRANDI, Giulio. - In: VETERINARY PARASITOLOGY. - ISSN 0304-4017. - 168(2010), pp. 338-341. [10.1016/j.vetpar.2009.11.008]