Prevalence of Giardia and Cryptosporidium species in dog park attending dogs compared to non-dog park attending dogs in one region of Colorado.

@article{Wang2012PrevalenceOG,
  title={Prevalence of Giardia and Cryptosporidium species in dog park attending dogs compared to non-dog park attending dogs in one region of Colorado.},
  author={Andrea Wang and Rebecca A Ruch-Gallie and Valeria Scorza and Philip T. Lin and Michael Lappin},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  year={2012},
  volume={184 2-4},
  pages={335-40}
}
Dog parks are very popular in urban areas, but there are no current studies attempting to correlate visits to dog parks and risk of colonization by enteric parasites. The purpose of this study was to determine whether dog park visitation is associated with an increased prevalence of enteric parasites or an increase in prevalence of gastrointestinal signs in dogs in northern Colorado. Feces from dogs owned by veterinary students or Veterinary Teaching Hospital staff members were submitted with a… CONTINUE READING

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Feces were examined microscopically for parasites after sugar centrifugation , for Giardia spp .
The Giardia assemblages were determined using the glutamate dehydrogenase ( GDH ) β-giardin and triose phosphate isomerase ( TPI ) genes and the Cryptosporidium species were determined using the heat shock protein-70 gene .
The Giardia assemblages were determined using the glutamate dehydrogenase ( GDH ) β-giardin and triose phosphate isomerase ( TPI ) genes and the Cryptosporidium species were determined using the heat shock protein-70 gene .
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