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Hepatozoon is an apicomplexan parasite of carnivores transmitted by the tick Rhipicephalus sanguineus trough ingestion. Infections in red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) have been recorded in several parts of the world, including European countries, with variable prevalence values. The study aimed to investigate the occurrence of Hepatozoon spp. in red foxes(More)
Infections by the protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii are widely prevalent in humans and other animals worldwide. However, information from eastern European countries is sketchy. In many eastern European countries, including Romania, it has been assumed that chronic T. gondii infection is a common cause of infertility and abortion. For this reason, many(More)
Culicoides spp. play an important role as vectors for bluetongue and their dynamics is markedly influenced by the environmental changes. Based on these considerations, a study was conducted during May-June 2013 in the west area of Romania, which aimed capturing and identifying Culicoides spp. and tracking their population dynamics. We used two types of(More)
In an epidemiological inquiry on 126 dogs and 24 cats, the most frequent dermatomycosis was microsporia. The following fungi species were identified: Microsporum canis, M. gypseum, Trichophyton mentagrophytes, T. concentricum, Malassezia pachidermatis, Candida albicans, Alternaria sp., Aspergillus sp., Penicilium sp. The dermatophytes were identified not(More)
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