serological and molecular studies on dirofilaria immitis in dogs from turkey.we estimated the prevalence of dirofilaria immitis infection in domestic dogs in five turkish provinces - sakarya, kocaeli, ankara, elazig and mersin - using a commercial elisa kit for detecting circulating antigen and a pcr test for detecting circulating microfilarial dna. a total of 211 whole-blood and serum samples were collected from dogs of various breeds, ages and life status (owned or stray). sample population characteristics were recorded and examined for differences in prevalence. addit ...200818394211
serological screening of canine heartworm (dirofilaria immitis) infections in turkey.this study was conducted to determine the seroprevalence of canine dirofilariosis in ten provinces of turkey using antigen elisa. a total of 317 blood samples were collected from 199 male and 118 female dogs between 2010 and 2011. 27 (8.5%) of 317 dog samples were positive for dirofilaria immitis antigen by elisa. no differences in seroprevalence were observed by sex (male: 9%; female: 8%; p > 0.05). seroprevalence rates were the highest in afyonkarahisar province (18%), followed by eski┼čehir (1 ...201223227768
prevalence and distribution of dirofilaria immitis in domestic dogs from ankara and vicinity in turkey.a total of 280 dogs in ankara and vicinity were examined from november 2000 through december 2001 by the petchek antigen elisa and polycarbonate filter-acid phosphatase histochemical staining techniques for dirofilaria immitis infection. dirofilaria immitis (heartworm) infection was found in 26 dogs (9.3%), all of which were kept always outdoors and non prophylacted by their owners. the distribution of heartworm infected dogs was not uniform. infection with d. immitis was correlated with differe ...200312666502
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