Molecular detection of vector-borne pathogens in dogs and cats from Qatar

  title={Molecular detection of vector-borne pathogens in dogs and cats from Qatar},
  author={Ana Margarida Alho and Clara Lima and Maria Stefan{\'i}a Latrofa and V Colella and Silvia Ravagnan and Gioia Capelli and Lu{\'i}s Manuel Madeira de Carvalho and Lu{\'i}s Cardoso and Domenico Otranto},
  booktitle={Parasites & Vectors},
Vector-borne diseases (VBDs) have been increasingly reported in dogs and cats worldwide. However, no data are currently available regarding canine and feline VBDs in Qatar and limited information is available from other Persian Gulf countries. Blood samples from 98 client-owned animals (i.e. 64 dogs and 34 cats) living in Doha (Qatar) were collected and the presence of genomic DNA of Anaplasma spp., Babesia spp., Dirofilaria spp., Ehrlichia spp., Hepatozoon spp., Mycoplasma spp. and Rickettsia… CONTINUE READING
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