Parasitic diseases as causes of mortality in dogs in Kenya. A retrospective study of 351 cases (1984–1998)

@inproceedings{Kagira2000ParasiticDA,
  title={Parasitic diseases as causes of mortality in dogs in Kenya. A retrospective study of 351 cases (1984–1998)},
  author={John Maina Kagira and P W Kanyari},
  year={2000}
}
A 15-year (1984 1998) retrospective study using post mortem records was carried out at the University of Nairobi Veterinary School to evaluate the role of parasitic diseases as causes of mortality in dogs. Of the 2492 dogs presented, 351 (14%) were diagnosed as having died from parasitic causes. Gastro-intestinal helminths accounted for 68% of all parasitic conditions with ancylostomiasis as the leading cause of mortality (41%). Ancylostomiasis mainly affected young puppies. Spirocercosis was… CONTINUE READING

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