Angiostrongylus vasorum

Angiostrongylus vasorum

a species occurring in the pulmonary artery and, rarely, in the right ventricle of the dog and fox; thrombi may occur in the lungs, and hypertrophy of the heart and liver may result in ascites; affected animals suffer from dyspnea and occasionally may die from cardiac insufficiency.

Synonym: Haemostrongylus vasorum.

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