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Prevalence and molecular characterization of Giardia duodenalis from sheep in central Italy
Giardiosis in domestic ruminants is an important parasitic disease and it has been shown to impair growth in lambs, thus constituting a disease of economic concern. In Europe, surveys on theExpand
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Zoonotic parasites in feces and fur of stray and private dogs from Italy
The present study evaluated the occurrence of zoonotic parasites in feces and on fur of stray and private dogs living in Italy. Individual fecal samples collected from 117 and 385 kenneled (i.e.,Expand
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Molecular evidence for Cryptosporidium infection in dogs in Central Italy
Two hundred and forty kennel and privately owned dogs were tested for a molecular epidemiological study on Cryptosporidium infection. Genomic DNA was extracted from individual faecal samples. All theExpand
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Immunoenzymatic analysis and genetic detection of Cryptosporidium parvum in lambs from Italy.
Cryptosporidiosis is a worldwide-diffused protozoan disease causing important economic losses to animal husbandry and livestock production. Additionally, several species/genotypes of CryptosporidiumExpand
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Molecular Detection of Anaplasma Platys in Dogs Using Polymerase Chain Reaction and Reverse Line Blot Hybridization
Several polymerase chain reactions (PCRs) and a reverse line blot hybridization (RLB) method were used to identify Anaplasma platys in dogs held in a kennel in Italy. Whereas PCR techniques confirmedExpand
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Occurrence and molecular typing of Giardia isolates in pet rabbits, chinchillas, guinea pigs and ferrets collected in Europe during 2006–2012
A total of 1180 faecal samples (528 from rabbits, 531 from chinchillas and 121 from guinea pigs) collected during 2006–2012 by veterinarians in Germany and in other European countries were submittedExpand
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Giardia species and other intestinal parasites in dogs in north-east and central Italy
Faecal samples were collected from dogs during the period from 2001 to 2003, in seven provinces of two Italian regions: Veneto, in the north-east, and Abruzzi, in central Italy. The minimum sampleExpand
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Occurrence of anthelmintic resistant equine cyathostome populations in central and southern Italy.
In the present survey, 276 horses bred on 16 farms located in central and southern Italy were investigated for the presence of drug resistant cyathostomes by a Fecal Egg Count Reduction Test (FECRT).Expand
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Metastrongyloid infection by Aelurostrongylus abstrusus, Troglostrongylus brevior and Angiostrongylus chabaudi in a domestic cat.
The "cat lungworm", Aelurostrongylus abstrusus, affects cats worldwide. Recently, other cardio-pulmonary parasites, e.g. Troglostrongylus brevior and Angiostrongylus chabaudi, have been isolated fromExpand
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Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts in seawater clams (Chamelea gallina) in Italy
Abstract Bivalves filter large volumes of water and can concentrate organisms which are pathogenic for humans and animals. Our aim was to evaluate the presence of Cryptosporidium spp. in clams fromExpand
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