[A survey on intestinal parasites of livestock guardian dogs and herding dogs in Switzerland].

Abstract

The present study describes the occurrence of intestinal parasite infections in livestock guardian dogs and herding dogs. A total of 71 guardian dogs (more than half of the total number of guardian dogs in Switzerland) and 21 herding dogs were coprologically examined, using a combined sedimentation-flotation method. In 21 (23 %) of the dogs intestinal parasites were detected, and 8 (8.7 %) of these dogs shed either sporocysts of Sarcocystis sp. (n = 6) or taeniid eggs (n = 2). The evaluation of questionnaires providing data on age, origin and deworming schemes of the dogs completed the study.

DOI: 10.1024/0036-7281/a000126

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@article{Frey2010ASO, title={[A survey on intestinal parasites of livestock guardian dogs and herding dogs in Switzerland].}, author={Caroline F. Frey and J Regotz and Gertrud Rosenberg and Bruno Gottstein and Samuel Kohler}, journal={Schweizer Archiv für Tierheilkunde}, year={2010}, volume={152 12}, pages={569-73} }