the prevalence of dirofilaria immitis and other parasites in urban pound dogs in north-eastern victoria.the results of a survey investigating the prevalence of dirofilaria immitis and other helminth and protozoan infections in urban dogs in north-eastern victoria are presented. d. immitis was detected in 2.7% of the general population (8.3% of dogs older than 2 years). microfilariae of d. immitis were not detected in the peripheral circulation of 30% of dogs infected with the adult parasites. the most prevalent gastro-intestinal parasites were dipylidium caninum 57%; trichuris vulpis 41%; toxocara ...19827115227
canine heartworm (dirofilaria immitis) detected in red foxes (vulpes vulpes) in urban melbourne.canine heartworm (dirofilaria immitis) was detected by antigen elisa in 8 (6.4%) of 125 red foxes (vulpes vulpes) captured in the melbourne (australia) metropolitan area. circulating microfilariae were also detected by whole blood filtration in six of these foxes. cursory sampling of mosquitos at two of the sites where positive foxes were captured revealed the existence of two known mosquito vectors of dirofilaria. the existence of widespread fox populations in melbourne, together with known mos ...19989735919
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