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Prevalence of canine heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis) disease in dogs of central Portugal.

Vieira AL, Vieira MJ, Oliveira JM, Simões AR, Diez-Baños P, Gestal J - Parasite (2014)

Bottom Line: In the samples in which microfilaremia was detected, a histochemical technique using acid phosphatase staining was applied to identify the species of microfilariae.A total prevalence of 27.3% (83 out of 304) was found.By means of a histochemical technique Dirofilaria immitis was identified in 96.7% of microfilaremic samples.

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Affiliation: Clinicão - Hospital Veterinário, 3080 Figueira da Foz, Portugal - EUVG - Escola Universitária Vasco da Gama, 3000 Coimbra, Portugal.

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Distribution of heartworm results in investigated dogs according to months.
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Figure 1: Distribution of heartworm results in investigated dogs according to months.

Mentions: This study was carried out from November 2009 to January 2011, and 304 dogs (140 males and 164 females) were sampled: 247 animals were privately owned dogs which had been taken to the veterinary clinic for a routine health examination and 57 animals came from an animal rescue shelter (Animal Protection Association of Figueira da Foz), throughout the whole year (Figure 1).Figure 1.


Prevalence of canine heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis) disease in dogs of central Portugal.

Vieira AL, Vieira MJ, Oliveira JM, Simões AR, Diez-Baños P, Gestal J - Parasite (2014)

Distribution of heartworm results in investigated dogs according to months.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC3927308&req=5

Figure 1: Distribution of heartworm results in investigated dogs according to months.
Mentions: This study was carried out from November 2009 to January 2011, and 304 dogs (140 males and 164 females) were sampled: 247 animals were privately owned dogs which had been taken to the veterinary clinic for a routine health examination and 57 animals came from an animal rescue shelter (Animal Protection Association of Figueira da Foz), throughout the whole year (Figure 1).Figure 1.

Bottom Line: In the samples in which microfilaremia was detected, a histochemical technique using acid phosphatase staining was applied to identify the species of microfilariae.A total prevalence of 27.3% (83 out of 304) was found.By means of a histochemical technique Dirofilaria immitis was identified in 96.7% of microfilaremic samples.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Clinicão - Hospital Veterinário, 3080 Figueira da Foz, Portugal - EUVG - Escola Universitária Vasco da Gama, 3000 Coimbra, Portugal.

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Related in: MedlinePlus