PREVALENCE OF GIARDIA SPP. AND OTHER ENDOPARASITES IN SHELTER DOGS IN TIMIS COUNTY

Published in Scientific Works. Series C. Veterinary Medicine, Vol. LX (1)
Written by Ionela Denisa SORESCU, S. MORARIU, I. OPRESCU, Narcisa MEDERLE, M. S. ILIE, Ionela HOTEA, GH. DĂRĂBUȘ

This study was conducted to determine infection with endoparasites, in dogs from Timiș County and to analyze the potential risk factors that support this infection. Study was conducted in October 2009 – April 2011. There were collected 183 faecal samples. The examination of the samples was accomplished using flotation method (Willis), direct smear examination using Lugol solution and by rapid tests (Giardia Antigen Test Kit IDEXX). Samples were collected from dogs from shelters. Parasitic fauna of dogs was represented by Giardia spp. (24.59%), Toxocara spp. (4.37%), Ancylostoma/Uncinaria spp. (1.63%), Trichocephalus spp. (0.54%) identified as single parasites. Also, associations of parasites were identified. Age up to six months is an important risk factor. The breed and gender did not represent any considerable risk factors. Of the dogs with Giardia spp., 76.92% reported symptoms and 23.07% were asymptomatic.

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Sorescu I. D., Morariu S., Oprescu I., Mederle N., Ilie M. S., Hotea I., Dărăbuș G. 2014, PREVALENCE OF GIARDIA SPP. AND OTHER ENDOPARASITES IN SHELTER DOGS IN TIMIS COUNTY. Scientific Works. Series C. Veterinary Medicine, Vol. LX (1), ISSN 2065-1295, 93-98.


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