Prevalence of intestinal parasites in companion animals in Ontario and Quebec, Canada, during the winter months.

@article{Blagburn2008PrevalenceOI,
  title={Prevalence of intestinal parasites in companion animals in Ontario and Quebec, Canada, during the winter months.},
  author={Byron L. Blagburn and Rudolf Schenker and France Gagn{\'e} and Jason B. Drake},
  journal={Veterinary therapeutics : research in applied veterinary medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={
          169-75
        }
}
Veterinarians in Ontario and Quebec, Canada, typically prescribe monthly heartworm prophylactic and anthelmintic medications for use during the warm months of the year. In many patients, the use of dewormers is discontinued during the winter because of the perception that intestinal parasite infections and shedding of nematode eggs are unlikely when the weather is cold and the ground is frozen or covered with snow. This study examined fecal samples obtained from 96 shelter dogs and cats during… CONTINUE READING

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