Presence and persistence of intestinal parasites in canine fecal material collected from the environment in the Province of Chubut, Argentine Patagonia.

@article{Thevenet2003PresenceAP,
  title={Presence and persistence of intestinal parasites in canine fecal material collected from the environment in the Province of Chubut, Argentine Patagonia.},
  author={Paula S{\'a}nchez Thevenet and Oscar Jensen and Isabel Mellado and Claudia Torrecillas and Silvana Raso and Maria Elizabeth Flores and Marta Cecilia Minvielle and J. Basualdo},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  year={2003},
  volume={117 4},
  pages={263-9}
}
We investigated the presence of intestinal parasites in canine feces collected from public squares in Comodoro Rivadavia, Chubut, Argentina (45 degrees S, 68 degrees W) and determined the persistence of Echinococcus granulosus eggs in those droppings under natural environmental conditions in that region. In the first experiment, we analyzed 163 fecal samples collected from urban squares during 8 months time and found parasitic elements in 46.6%. The presence of parasites was independent of the… CONTINUE READING

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