Transstadial transmission of Hepatozoon canis from larvae to nymphs of Rhipicephalus sanguineus.

Abstract

Hepatozoon canis is an apicomplexan parasite of dogs, which is known to become infected by ingesting Rhipicephalus sanguineus adult ticks. To investigate the possibility of H. canis transovarial and transstadial transmission from larvae to nymphs, engorged adult female ticks were collected from a private animal shelter in southern Italy, where H. canis… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2013.02.017

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