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Removal of Cuterebra from a Dog | VETgirl Veterinary CE Blog

Ah, cuterebra, our favorite veterinary emergency! It shows up in so many weird places. Most of the time, VetGirl has seen cuterebra clinically migrate to the skin; occasionally, we see this fly larvae migrate to more invasive places (like perforating through the cornea). In this VETgirl online veterinary CE blog, we demonstrate a clinical case of a cuterebra that we suspect migrated through both the liver and the brain of this Pug puppy.

This Pug presented for right periocular swelling, right facial bruising, acute increased liver enzymes and central nervous system (CNS) signs (including ataxia, decreased mentation and seizures). Upon further examination, this dog had a small opening found in the right cheek; upon sedation, a cuterebra was removed!

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