Prevalence of dogs with intestinal parasites in Tochigi, Japan in 1979, 1991 and 2002.

@article{Asano2004PrevalenceOD,
  title={Prevalence of dogs with intestinal parasites in Tochigi, Japan in 1979, 1991 and 2002.},
  author={Kimi Asano and Kazuyuki Suzuki and Tsutomu Matsumoto and Takeo Sakai and Ryuji Asano},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  year={2004},
  volume={120 3},
  pages={
          243-8
        }
}
A total of 772 canine fecal specimens were collected in Tochigi in 1979, 1991 and 2001. The frequency of dogs that were kept indoor in 2002 (72.8%) was significantly higher than that for 1979 (21.2%, P < 0.001) and 1991 (40.6%, P < 0.01). The frequency of parasitized dogs in 2002 (18.8%) was significantly lower than that for 1979 (41.9%, P < 0.01). The findings of this study confirm the declining trend in Japan in the prevalence of helminth parasites in dogs, particularly Ancylostoma caninum… CONTINUE READING
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