Infections with endoparasites in dogs in Dutch animal shelters

W.E. le Nobel, S.R. Robben, D.D.V. Dopfer, W.M. Hendrikx, J.H. Boersema, F. Fransen, M. Eysker

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    Faecal samples from 224 dogs from 23 animal shelters in the Netherlands were examined for endoparasites. In total 20.5% of the faecal sample were positive for helminth and/or protozoa infections. Eggs of Toxocara canis were found in 8.5% of the faecal samples. Other endoparasites found were Toxascaris leonina (0.5%), Trichuris vulpis (4.9%), Uncinaria stenocephala (2.2%), Dipylidium caninum (1.3%), Taenia spp. (0.5%), Cystoisospora canis (1.3%), and C. ohioensis (1.3%). Dogs younger than 1 year and stray dogs showed the highest prevalence of infection. T. vulpis was found more often in dogs from shelters with a high cleaning frequency.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)40-44
    JournalTijdschrift voor Diergeneeskunde
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2004


    • dogs
    • pets
    • infectious diseases
    • parasitoses
    • dog diseases
    • netherlands
    • toxocara


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