Reply To: Beauty in the BAL
Wow that’s a nice find on a blind BAL!
Is it an angiostrongylus larvae? Visualisation of the parasite itself should be diagnostic I think, so I don’t think any further testing would be needed?
Licensed treatment would be advocate, but fenbendazole is also used quite frequently off-license I think. If there was a large worm burden then steroids may be indicated alongside, depending on clinical signs in response to the advocate.
It’s really interesting that the radiographs were unremarkable, maybe I should consider BAL’s more frequently 🙂