The closest relatives of S. stilesi of importance in veterinary medicine are Setaria, adults of which live in the peritoneal cavity of a range of hosts, and Dipetalonema, the various species of which are found in a variety of locations in several hosts.
Host range and geographic distribution
Life cycle - indirect
Life Cycle: Stephanofilaria stilesi
Pathology and clinical signs
Treatment and control
Ivermectin (VARIOUS) is believed to be affective against S. stilesi, and doramectin (DECTOMAX) and moxidectin (CYDECTIN) may be also. These are extralabel uses for these products.
Additional information on the products mentioned is available from the Compendium of Veterinary Products (Twelfth Edition, 2011), or from the manufacturers.