National study of the gastrointestinal parasites of dogs and cats in Australia.

@article{Palmer2008NationalSO,
  title={National study of the gastrointestinal parasites of dogs and cats in Australia.},
  author={Carlysle S Palmer and R. C. Andrew Thompson and Rebecca Justine Traub and Robert Rees and Ian Robertson},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  year={2008},
  volume={151 2-4},
  pages={181-90}
}
The prevalence of gastrointestinal parasites in Australian pet dogs and cats was largely unknown prior to this study. Current recommendations for the prophylactic treatment of parasites in Australia are based on studies conducted 20-30 years ago. A total of 1400 canine and 1063 feline faecal samples were collected from veterinary clinics and refuges from across Australia. The overall prevalence of gastrointestinal parasites in dogs and cats was 23.9% (CI 21.7-26.1) and 18.4% (CI 16.1-20.7… CONTINUE READING
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