PREVALENCE OF ECTOPARASITES INFESTATION IN DOGS FROM MORENI – DAMBOVITA AREA

Published in Scientific Works. Series C. Veterinary Medicine, Vol. 19 ISSUE 3
Written by Al. NEAGU, Poliana TUDOR, C. VLAGIOIU

The objective of this study was to assess the prevalence of ectoparasitic infestation in dogs in Moreni – Dambovita area. Investigations were carried out during July 2012 to June 2013 on a total of 155 dogs of various breeds and ages belonging to both sexes. A prevalence of 70.97 % (110/155) on ectoparasitic infestation was identified. Ectoparasites identified either species were represented by: Ctenocephalides canis 88.18 % (97/110), Trichodectes canis 26.36 % (29/110), Ixodes ricinus 19.09 % (21/110), Dermacentor marginatus 14.54 % (16/110), Demodex canis 17.27 % (19/110), Sarcoptes scabiei 0.90 % (1/110). Regarding the number of ectoparasites present on a specific individual: 57.27 % (67/110) with a single parasitic species, 40 % (44/110) with two parasitic species and 2.72 % (3/110) with three parasite species. The results had shown a high prevalence of ectoparasitic infestation in the studied area, which requires better information on the owners of dogs and need regular deworming.

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Al. NEAGU, Poliana TUDOR, C. VLAGIOIU 2013, PREVALENCE OF ECTOPARASITES INFESTATION IN DOGS FROM MORENI – DAMBOVITA AREA. Scientific Works. Series C. Veterinary Medicine, Vol. 19 ISSUE 3, PRINT ISSN 2065-1321, 135-138.

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