Retrospective molecular study on canine hepatozoonosis in Slovakia - Does infection risk for dogs really exist?


This study provides the very first evidence of Hepatozoon canis infection in dogs from Slovakia, a Rhipicephalus sanguineus sensu lato free area. In total, 297 red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) and 293 dogs, from three regions of Slovakia, were screened for the presence of H. canis using a conventional 18S rRNA polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Genomic DNA of this… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ttbdis.2017.03.005


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