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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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Diagnosis and risk factors of Aelurostrongylus abstrusus (Nematoda, Strongylida) infection in cats from Italy.
Aelurostrongylus abstrusus (Nematoda, Strongylida) in cats and associated risk factors have been investigated by classical coprology in central (site A) and southern (site B) Italy, i.e. byExpand
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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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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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Aelurostrongylus abstrusus in a feline colony from central Italy: clinical features, diagnostic procedures and molecular characterization
Clinical features and conventional and molecular diagnostic procedures have been investigated and evaluated for the infection caused by the lungworm Aelurostrongylus abstrusus (Nematoda,Expand
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Cryptosporidium from tortoises: Genetic characterisation, phylogeny and zoonotic implications.
Cryptosporidiosis is a disease caused by apicomplexan parasites of the genus Cryptosporidium, which affect the gastrointestinal tract of humans and animals worldwide. In the present study,Expand
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OCCURRENCE OF LUNGWORMS IN EUROPEAN WILDCATS (FELIS SILVESTRIS SILVESTRIS) OF CENTRAL ITALY
Abstract The increasing focus on infections in domestic cats (Felis catus) has raised questions about lungworm distribution in wild hosts. To enhance knowledge of the occurrence of lungworms inExpand
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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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A comparison of coprological, serological and molecular methods for the diagnosis of horse infection with Anoplocephala perfoliata (Cestoda, Cyclophyllidea).
Anoplocephala perfoliata (Cestoda, Cyclophyllidea), the commonest intestinal tapeworm of horses, can cause colic, intussusceptions, ileal impactions and intestinal perforations. Common diagnosticExpand
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