Dogs, cats, parasites, and humans in Brazil: opening the black box

@article{DantasTorres2014DogsCP,
  title={Dogs, cats, parasites, and humans in Brazil: opening the black box},
  author={Filipe Dantas-Torres and Domenico Otranto},
  journal={Parasites \& Vectors},
  year={2014},
  volume={7},
  pages={1-25}
}
Dogs and cats in Brazil serve as primary hosts for a considerable number of parasites, which may affect their health and wellbeing. These may include endoparasites (e.g., protozoa, cestodes, trematodes, and nematodes) and ectoparasites (i.e., fleas, lice, mites, and ticks). While some dog and cat parasites are highly host-specific (e.g., Aelurostrongylus abstrusus and Felicola subrostratus for cats, and Angiostrongylus vasorum and Trichodectes canis for dogs), others may easily switch to other… 
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