Diagnosis of canine vector-borne diseases in young dogs: a longitudinal study.

  title={Diagnosis of canine vector-borne diseases in young dogs: a longitudinal study.},
  author={Domenico Otranto and Gabriella Testini and Filipe Dantas-Torres and Maria Stefan{\'i}a Latrofa and Pedro Paulo Vissotto de Paiva Diniz and Donato de Caprariis and Riccardo Paolo Lia and Norbert Mencke and Dorothee Stanneck and Gioia Capelli and Edward B Breitschwerdt},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  volume={48 9},
Canine vector-borne diseases (CVBDs) pose a diagnostic challenge, particularly when a dog is coinfected with more than one pathogen. The purpose of this study was to generate information about the diagnosis of CVBDs in young dogs following their first exposure to flea, tick, sand fly, louse, and mosquito vectors. From March 2008 to May 2009, 10 purpose-bred young naive beagle dogs and a cohort of 48 mixed-breed dogs living in an area to which CVBD is endemic in southern Italy were monitored… CONTINUE READING


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