Prevalence of Toxocara canis in stray dogs, northern Iran.

  title={Prevalence of Toxocara canis in stray dogs, northern Iran.},
  author={Ahmad Daryani and Mehdi Hosseini Sharif and Afsaneh Amouei and S H Gholami},
  journal={Pakistan journal of biological sciences : PJBS},
  volume={12 14},
Toxocara canis is one of the most common parasites living in the intestine of domestic and stray dogs. A dog eliminates thousands of eggs into the environment that are potential etiological factor for human toxocariasis. The present study was undertaken to determine the prevalence of T. canis in stray dogs in Mazandaran, Iran. In this cross-sectional study, during the period from April to September 2007, 50 young and adult stray dogs were collected by shooting from urban areas of Sari city… CONTINUE READING
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