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A critical reflection on current control of Toxocara canis in household dogs

@inproceedings{Nijsse2016ACR,
  title={A critical reflection on current control of Toxocara canis in household dogs},
  author={E R Nijsse},
  year={2016}
}
Toxocara canis is a roundworm that is common worldwide and also in Dutch household dogs. Adult stages of T. canis can be present in the small intestines of dogs where they produce large numbers of eggs that are shed in the environment (patent infection). Because very young dogs and humans can develop symptoms after infection with infective eggs, the current advice is to deworm all dogs four times a year. However, the vast majority of dogs older than six months will not develop a patent… 

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