Serological Detection of Circulating Angiostrongylus vasorum Antigen- and Parasite-Specific Antibodies in Dogs from Poland

@article{Schnyder2013SerologicalDO,
  title={Serological Detection of Circulating Angiostrongylus vasorum Antigen- and Parasite-Specific Antibodies in Dogs from Poland},
  author={Manuela Schnyder and Roland Schaper and Nikola Pantchev and Dagmara Kowalska and Aleksandra Szwedko and Peter Deplazes},
  journal={Parasitology Research},
  year={2013},
  volume={112},
  pages={109-117}
}
Dogs infected with Angiostrongylus vasorum, a potentially lethal parasite living in the heart and pulmonary arteries, may present severe respiratory and neurological sings and coagulopathies. Its occurrence is increasingly reported from various European countries, but little is known about its presence in Poland. In this first large-scale survey, 3,345 sera from polish dogs attending veterinary clinics in different parts of Poland for various reasons were collected and tested by an ELISA for… CONTINUE READING