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Epidemiology, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Control of Trichinellosis
Evidence that the disease can be monitored and to some extent controlled with a rigorous reporting and testing system in place should be motivation to expand appropriate programs worldwide.
Human Alveolar Echinococcosis after Fox Population Increase, Switzerland
An increase in fox population has led to an increase in incidence of human alveolar echinococcosis.
Detection of Tritrichomonas foetus by PCR and DNA Enzyme Immunoassay Based on rRNA Gene Unit Sequences
The present methods are proposed as confirmatory tests for microscopic diagnosis following diagnostic in vitro cultivation and a direct T. foetus screening test with diagnostic samples.
The identification of free-living environmental isolates of amoebae from Bulgaria
A survey was carried out in Bulgaria to determine the presence of free-living amoebae (FLA) from environmental sources and identified four isolates belonging to the genus Acanthamoeba, which exhibited morphological characteristics matching those of Hartmannella spp.
Diagnosis of Neospora caninum and Toxoplasma gondii infection by PCR and DNA hybridization immunoassay
Both PCR tests were optimized by including a DNA hybridization immunoassay based on the use of the commercially available Gen-eti-k DEIA kit that allowed highly sensitive and specific detection of respective DNA amplification products and thus substantially facilitated the reading and interpretation of the test results.
Protozoal Abortion in Farm Ruminants: Guidelines for Diagnosis and Control
Findings on reproduction and fertility problems in cattle and sheep and differential diagnosis of protozoal abortifacients in farm ruminants are presented.
Coprological study on intestinal helminths in Swiss dogs: temporal aspects of anthelminthic treatment
It is found that an infection risk with potential zoonotic pathogens cannot be ruled out for the dog owner despite regular deworming four times a year.
Neospora caninum: specific oligonucleotide primers for the detection of brain "cyst" DNA of experimentally infected nude mice by the polymerase chain reaction (PCR).
The results indicate that PCR with the primer pair Np21/Np6 could provide an efficient tool for large-scale epidemiological studies using brain tissue obtained at necropsy.