Serological and molecular studies on Dirofilaria immitis in dogs from Turkey.

@article{Simsek2008SerologicalAM,
  title={Serological and molecular studies on Dirofilaria immitis in dogs from Turkey.},
  author={Sami Simsek and Armagan Erdem Utuk and Ergun Koroglu and Mark Rishniw},
  journal={Journal of helminthology},
  year={2008},
  volume={82 2},
  pages={181-6}
}
We estimated the prevalence of Dirofilaria immitis infection in domestic dogs in five Turkish provinces - Sakarya, Kocaeli, Ankara, Elazig and Mersin - using a commercial ELISA kit for detecting circulating antigen and a PCR test for detecting circulating microfilarial DNA. A total of 211 whole-blood and serum samples were collected from dogs of various breeds, ages and life status (owned or stray). Sample population characteristics were recorded and examined for differences in prevalence… CONTINUE READING

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