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Seroprevalence of canine heartworm disease (Dirofilaria immitis) on Tenerife Island: an epidemiological update

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Abstract

Blood samples from 823 dogs were tested for circulating Dirofilaria immitis antigen during a 1-year period (May 2002 to May 2003) on Tenerife Island, Canary Islands, Spain. Seroprevalence of heartworm infection was 21%. Heartworm infection was similar in males and females and was more common in dogs aged >6 years. Distribution of infection in varying climatic zones was not statistically different.

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Montoya, J.A., Morales, M., Juste, M.C. et al. Seroprevalence of canine heartworm disease (Dirofilaria immitis) on Tenerife Island: an epidemiological update. Parasitol Res 100, 103–105 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00436-006-0257-1

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Keywords

  • Ivermectin
  • German Shepherd
  • Dirofilaria Immitis
  • Heartworm Infection
  • Canine Heartworm