Prevalence and epidemiological aspects of Dirofilaria immitis in dogs from Kayseri Province, Turkey.

@article{Yildirim2007PrevalenceAE,
  title={Prevalence and epidemiological aspects of Dirofilaria immitis in dogs from Kayseri Province, Turkey.},
  author={Afra Yildirim and Anil Iça and O Erol Atalay and Onder Duzlu and Abdullah Inci},
  journal={Research in veterinary science},
  year={2007},
  volume={82 3},
  pages={358-63}
}
This study was conducted to determine the prevalence of Dirofilaria immitis infection and to investigate the risk factors related to heartworm disease in dogs from Kayseri, Turkey. Blood samples were collected from 280 dogs from May 2005 to March 2006 and were examined by membrane filtration-acid phosphatase histochemical staining and antigen Elisa techniques to detect circulating microfilariae and antigens of D. immitis, respectively. Of the total of 280 dogs, 27 were positive for D. immitis… CONTINUE READING

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