Zoonotic parasites in feces and fur of stray and private dogs from Italy

@article{Paoletti2015ZoonoticPI,
  title={Zoonotic parasites in feces and fur of stray and private dogs from Italy},
  author={Barbara Paoletti and Donato Traversa and Raffaella Iorio and Alberto De Berardinis and Roberto Bartolini and Romolo Salini and Angela Di Cesare},
  journal={Parasitology Research},
  year={2015},
  volume={114},
  pages={2135-2141}
}
The present study evaluated the occurrence of zoonotic parasites in feces and on fur of stray and private dogs living in Italy. Individual fecal samples collected from 117 and 385 kenneled (i.e., rescue shelter) and privately owned dogs, respectively, were examined by conventional copromicroscopy. Samples positive for Giardia duodenalis and Cryptosporidium spp. were subjected to further genetic characterization. Additionally, 174 fur samples of private and kenneled dogs living in the same area… CONTINUE READING
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