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Canine Fecal Contamination in a Metropolitan Area (Milan, North-Western Italy): Prevalence of Intestinal Parasites and Evaluation of Health Risks
Intestinal parasites of dogs represent a serious threat to human health due to their zoonotic potential. Thus, metropolitan areas presenting high concentrations of pets and urban fecal contaminationExpand
Toxoplasma gondii in small ruminants in Northern Italy - prevalence and risk factors.
OBJECTIVE The aim of the survey was to evaluate Toxoplasma gondii seroprevalence in small ruminants and possible risk factors associated with the infection. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sera from 474Expand
Echinococcus multilocularis in red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) of the Italian Alpine region: is there a focus of autochthonous transmission?
Alveolar echinococcosis, caused by the metacestode of Echinococcus multilocularis, is a zoonosis with a wider distribution area than described in the past. Fox populations living in the AlpineExpand
Gastrointestinal nematodes of dairy goats, anthelmintic resistance and practices of parasite control in Northern Italy
BackgroundGastrointestinal nematodes (GINs) are one of the main constraints to ruminant production worldwide. Anthelmintic resistance (AR) has been reported in goats throughout Europe, yet little isExpand
Abomasal nematodes of the red deer Cervus elaphus in north-eastern Italy
Abstract The composition of the abomasal helminth fauna and parasite diversity were studied in 298 red deer collected during 1997–2000 from three different sectors (Bolzano, Trento and SondrioExpand
Multi-locus microsatellite analysis supports the hypothesis of an autochthonous focus of Echinococcus multilocularis in northern Italy.
Echinococcus multilocularis is characterised by a wide geographical distribution, encompassing three continents (North America, Asia and Europe) yet very low genetic variability is documented.Expand
Seasonal activity and thermobiology of Bombina v. variegata in Lombardy (Seriana Valley, northern Italy)
Abstract The ecological researches on Bombina v. variegata (Linnaeus, 1758) carried out in Lombardy beginning from 1994 are still in progress. Here, attention is focused on the seasonal pattern fromExpand
Echinococcus multilocularis in north Italy.
Alveolar echinococcosis is a zoonotic infection caused by the metacestode of the tapeworm Echinococcus multilocularis. Fox populations living in the Alpine regions of Italy had been considered freeExpand