Survey for heartworm, Dirofilaria immitis, and Dipetalonema reconditum (Nematoda:Filarioidea) in dogs from Virginia and North Carolina.

Abstract

Random-source dogs (n = 100) in Virginia and North Carolina were surveyed for the microfilariae of Dirofilaria immitis. Microscopic examination of fresh thin-films and modified Knott preparations were made. Dirofilaria immitis and Dipetalonema reconditum were found in 19% and 6% of the animals, respectively. There was no animal that harbored both species. Prevalence was significantly higher in North Carolina (28.6%) than in Virginia (13.6%) (P less than 0.025). Mean PCV was significantly lower (P less than 0.005) in infected vs noninfected animals.

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@article{Falls1982SurveyFH, title={Survey for heartworm, Dirofilaria immitis, and Dipetalonema reconditum (Nematoda:Filarioidea) in dogs from Virginia and North Carolina.}, author={Randall Keith Falls and Thomas R. Platt}, journal={American journal of veterinary research}, year={1982}, volume={43 4}, pages={738-9} }