autochthonous foci of canine and feline infections by dirofilaria immitis and dirofilaria repens in central italy.this survey was conducted to investigate the presence of dirofilaria immitis and dirofilaria repens in native dogs and cats living in an area of italy where animal and human dirofilarioses have been sporadically reported in the past few years. from may 2008 to march 2009 individual blood samples were collected from 300 native cats and 300 native dogs in the abruzzo region of central italy. all 600 samples were subjected to a knott modified method, to a test for the detection of circulating d. im ...201020097479
canine and feline infections by cardiopulmonary nematodes in central and southern italy.capillaria aerophila, aelurostrongylus abstrusus, angiostrongylus vasorum and dirofilaria immitis are cardiopulmonary nematodes affecting dogs and cats and presently emerging in several countries. the results obtained in 2009 - 2010 during a study aiming to investigate the occurrence of these nematodes in regions from central (marche and abruzzo regions - sites a and b, respectively) and southern (apulia - site c) italy are here reported. a total of 534 and 436 individual faecal samples collecte ...201121739378
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