Prevalence of canine heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis) disease in dogs of central Portugal

@inproceedings{Vieira2014PrevalenceOC,
  title={Prevalence of canine heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis) disease in dogs of central Portugal},
  author={Ana Luisa Silveira Vieira and Maria Jo{\~a}o Mello Vieira and Jo{\~a}o Manuel Teixeira Oliveira and Ana Rita Lopes Sim{\~o}es and Pablo D{\'i}ez-Ba{\~n}os and Juan Jes{\'u}s Gestal},
  booktitle={Parasite},
  year={2014}
}
The aim of the present study was to determine the prevalence and risk factors concerning Dirofilaria immitis infection in dogs from Figueira da Foz, located in the central region of Portugal. In the period between November 2009 and January 2011, 304 blood samples were obtained from dogs over 1 year of age, with no previous history of heartworm prevention or diagnosis. Every blood sample was analyzed using varied laboratory techniques (direct microscopic evaluation of a fresh blood sample, the… CONTINUE READING
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