Spirocerca lupi

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Spirocerca lupi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Nematoda
Class: Secernentea
Order: Spirurida
Family: Spirocercidae
Genus: Spirocerca
Species: S. lupi
Binomial name
Spirocerca lupi

Spirocerca lupi is a species of nematode.[1] In dogs, infestation can cause osteosarcoma of the esophagus.[2] Doramectin has been used against it.[3]


  1. ^ van der Merwe LL, Kirberger RM, Clift S, Williams M, Keller N, Naidoo V (June 2008). "Spirocerca lupi infection in the dog: a review". Vet. J. 176 (3): 294–309. doi:10.1016/j.tvjl.2007.02.032. PMID 17512766. 
  2. ^ Ranen E, Lavy E et al. (2004). "Spirocercosis-associated esophageal sarcomas in dogs. A retrospective study of 17 cases (1997-2003)". Vet Parasitol 119: 209. doi:10.1016/j.vetpar.2003.10.023. 
  3. ^ Lavy E, Harrus S, Mazaki-Tovi M et al. (December 2003). "Spirocerca lupi in dogs: prophylactic effect of doramectin". Res. Vet. Sci. 75 (3): 217–22. doi:10.1016/S0034-5288(03)00115-2. PMID 13129670.