A cross-sectional study examining Campylobacter and other zoonotic enteric pathogens in dogs that frequent dog parks in three cities in south-western Ontario and risk factors for shedding of Campylobacter spp.

@article{Procter2014ACS,
  title={A cross-sectional study examining Campylobacter and other zoonotic enteric pathogens in dogs that frequent dog parks in three cities in south-western Ontario and risk factors for shedding of Campylobacter spp.},
  author={Theresa D Procter and David L. Pearl and Rita Finley and Erin K Leonard and N Janecko and Richard J. Reid-Smith and Jeffrey Scott Weese and Andrew S. Peregrine and Jan Sargeant},
  journal={Zoonoses and public health},
  year={2014},
  volume={61 3},
  pages={208-18}
}
An estimated 6 million pet dogs live in Canadian households with the potential to transmit zoonotic pathogens to humans. Dogs have been identified as carriers of Salmonella, Giardia and Campylobacter spp., particularly Campylobacter upsaliensis, but little is known about the prevalence and risk factors for these pathogens in pet dogs that visit dog parks. This study examined the prevalence of these organisms in the faeces of dogs visiting dog parks in three cities in south-western Ontario, as… CONTINUE READING
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