09-21-2017, 09:13 PM
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| | transmission & Tx, prevention
does the dog void directly onto the ground, at home?
using a newspaper / paper-plate / puppy-pad / other, to keep any infected stool FROM CONTACT with the ground, reduces the odds the dog will walk over larvae & be once again, infected. Discard the entire thing, barrier & feces, in a sealed bag, placed in the trash. // I'd glove-up B4 handling the soiled barrier-item; U still need to wash hands well, after, with soap & running water, & dont forget to clean under fingernails with a brush.
CNA Skill: Hand Washing
Hookworm larvae bore into the paw-pads [or human foot-soles] to enter the body.
It's also possible to be infected by ingesting the eggs - dogs lick their paws, chew grass, use their paws to hold a bone or chew-toy, etc, all possible routes of ingestion.
Dirt on vegies & salad-greens can carry the eggs, too.
Re Coccidia, did the vet Dx which species? - this info is specific to Isodora -
Coccidia (Isospora) in Cats and Dogs | drbarchas.com
NOTE in that article, that Ponazuril is thot to be more effective than Sulfadimethoxine (AlbonŽ) in eliminating Cocc. spp.
With 22 spp & 4 of those the primary cause of k9-illness, ID'ing the specific critter may be very important - one Rx might be much better than another.
LIVE STEAM can be highly-effective at killing Cocc. spp on surfaces, & on concrete or gravel, a flame-gun can be used. [Home disinfectants such as bleach won't kill Cocc.].