Prevalence of naturally occurring Dirofilaria immitis infection among nondomestic cats housed in an area in which heartworms are endemic.

@article{Atkins2005PrevalenceON,
  title={Prevalence of naturally occurring Dirofilaria immitis infection among nondomestic cats housed in an area in which heartworms are endemic.},
  author={Clarke E. Atkins and Anneke Moresco and Annette L. Litster},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  year={2005},
  volume={227 1},
  pages={139-43}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine prevalences of heartworm exposure (ie, positive heartworm antibody test results) and heartworm infection (ie, positive heartworm antigen test results or identification of mature heartworms at necropsy) among nondomestic cats housed in an area in rural North Carolina where Dirofilaria immitis is known to be endemic and among nondomestic cats housed in areas with a low prevalence of dirofilariasis or in an area considered to be free from heartworms. DESIGN Cross-sectional… CONTINUE READING

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