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Toxoplasma gondii: from animals to humans.
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Recent epidemiological data on T. gondii, hypotheses on the major routes of transmission to humans in different populations, and preventive measures that may reduce the risk of contracting a primary infection during pregnancy are presented. Expand
Molecular and bioassay-based detection of Toxoplasma gondii oocyst uptake by mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis).
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It is hypothesise that filter-feeding marine bivalve shellfish serve as paratenic hosts by assimilation and concentration of infective T. gondii oocysts and their subsequent predation by southern sea otters is a source of infection for these animals. Expand
Phylogenetic analysis based on full-length large subunit ribosomal RNA gene sequence comparison reveals that Neospora caninum is more closely related to Hammondia heydorni than to Toxoplasma gondii.
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The finding that N. caninum and H. heydorni are closely related phylogenetically may aid the elucidation of currently unknown aspects of their biology and epidemiology, and suggests that H.HeydORNi should be considered in the differential diagnosis of N.Caninum from other apicomplexan parasites. Expand
Efficacy of orally administered fluralaner (BravectoTM) or topically applied imidacloprid/moxidectin (Advocate®) against generalized demodicosis in dogs
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Single oral administration of Bravecto™ chewable tablets is highly effective against generalized demodicosis, with no mites detectable at 56 and 84 days following treatment, with the exception of one dog in each treated group. Expand
Development and Application of Different Methods for the Detection of Toxoplasma gondii in Water
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The data suggest that sporulated Toxoplasma oocysts purified by methods commonly used for waterborne pathogens retain their infectivity after mechanical treatment and are able to induce infections in mammals. Expand
Fluralaner activity against life stages of ticks using Rhipicephalus sanguineus and Ornithodoros moubata IN in vitro contact and feeding assays
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Fluralaner demonstrates potent in vitro acaricidal activity against all life stages of the brown dog tick, R.sanguineus, and contact and feeding routes using O. moubata nymphs demonstrates a high acar suicidal activity in both exposure routes. Expand
The acaricidal speed of kill of orally administered fluralaner against poultry red mites (Dermanyssus gallinae) on laying hens and its impact on mite reproduction
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The demonstrated rapid speed of kill results in substantial depletion of the mites’ oviposition and suggests that fluralaner can be an effective tool in the control of D. gallinae, one of the most urgent problems in poultry farms. Expand
The speed of kill of fluralaner (Bravecto™) against Ixodes ricinus ticks on dogs
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Fluralaner kills ticks rapidly after treatment at 4 hours, and over its entire 12-week period of efficacy, it achieves an almost complete killing effect within 12 hours after tick infestation. Expand
Development and validation of species-specific nested PCRs for diagnosis of acute sarcocystiosis in sheep.
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The nested PCR assays developed here enable, for the first time, the diagnosis and differentiation of infections with S. tenella and S. arieticanis in living sheep during the acute phase of the disease and facilitate comprehensive studies on the epidemiology and importance of infectionsWith pathogenic Sarcocystis species in sheep. Expand
Development and validation of a cell culture based assay for in vitro assessment of anticryptosporidial compounds
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Halofuginone bromide and monensin appeared efficient under in vitro conditions; the applied system is suited to screen drugs for their anti-cryptosporidial capacity. Expand
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