STUDY CONCERNING ECTOPARASITES INFESTATION IN DOGS AND CATS IN THE TÂRGOVIŞTE-DÂMBOVIŢA AREA

Published in Scientific Works. C Series. Veterinary Medicine, Vol. LVIII ISSUE 4
Written by Mateescu Romaniţa, Tudor Poliana, Mateescu C.

The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of ectoparasites infestation in dogs and cats, and their type in the Târgovişte-Dâmboviţa area. In the period September 2011 - September 2012, 685 dogs and 180 cats were examined. A prevalence of ectoparasites from 52.41% to 51.67% in dogs and cats was identified. The following species of ectoparasites were identified in dogs: Ctenocephalides canis – 33.71%, Ctenocefalides felis – 7.24%, Rhipicephalus sanguineus – 24.51%, Dermacentor reticulatus – 11.42%, Trichodectes canis – 16.99%, Demodex canis – 7.52%, Sarcoptes scabiei var canis – 4.18%. While the following species of ectoparasites were identified in cats: C. felis – 88.17 %, Otodectes cynotis – 12.90%, Rh. sanguineus – 6.45%, Felicola subrostratus - 2.15%, Microsporum canis – 2.15%. It was found that 5.57% of patients had multiple infestations in dogs, and in cats 12.90%. To our knowledge, this is the first report on infestation with Rh. sanguineus in cat in the Târgovişte-Dâmboviţa area.

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Mateescu R., Tudor P., Mateescu C. 2012, STUDY CONCERNING ECTOPARASITES INFESTATION IN DOGS AND CATS IN THE TÂRGOVIŞTE-DÂMBOVIŢA AREA. Scientific Works. C Series. Veterinary Medicine, Vol. LVIII ISSUE 4, PRINT ISSN 1222-5304, 262-271.


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