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incidence of heartworm (dirofilaria immitis) infection in memphis, tennessee. 1979257970
prevalence of dirofilaria immitis and dipetalonema reconditum infection in dogs: 805 cases (1980-1989).clinical records of 6,977 dogs examined at the small animal clinic of the university of tennessee college of veterinary medicine from january 1980 through december 1989 were analyzed to determine the prevalence and changing frequency of dirofilaria immitis and dipetalonema reconditum infection. using the knott's test on these dogs, 805 (11.54%) tested positive for microfilariae, with d immitis in 430 dogs (6.16%), and dip reconditum in 375 dogs (5.37%). statistical analysis confirmed that the pr ...19921612997
helminth parasites of the coyote (canis latrans) in tennessee.from 1980 to 1984, 267 coyotes (canis latrans) from tennessee were examined for helminth parasites. hearts were examined for the presence of dirofilaria immitis, diaphragms for trichinella spiralis, and digestive tracts for other helminths. six species were found including 5 nematodes (d. immitis, physaloptera rara, trichuris vulpis, ancylostoma caninum, and toxascaris leonina) and 1 cestode (taenia pisiformis). univariate and multivariate statistical techniques were used to assess parasite prev ...19873585628
wild-caught aedes trivittatus naturally infected with filarial worms in knox county, tennessee. 19853880240
identification of avian malaria (plasmodium sp.) and canine heartworm (dirofilaria immitis) in the mosquitoes of tennessee.plasmodium reticulum, the causative agent for avian malaria (a protozoan), and dirofilaria immitis, the causative agent for canine heartworm (a filarial nematode), are 2 obligate parasites transmitted by mosquitoes. the objective of this project was to identify whether either parasite was present in tennessee mosquitoes and to illustrate the need for collecting spatial and temporal vector-parasite data. during 2012, mosquitoes were collected from the east tennessee research and education center ...201424588536
heartworm 'lack of effectiveness' claims in the mississippi delta: computerized analysis of owner compliance--2004-2011.a retrospective medical record review was conducted to identify factors from veterinary clinic medical records that may have contributed to suspected ineffectiveness of a heartworm preventive product. patient records of 271 dogs, comprising 301 instances of positive heartworm antigen test results while the dogs were receiving heartworm preventive were evaluated. nineteen veterinary practices in 17 counties and parishes in arkansas, louisiana, mississippi, and tennessee participated in the study. ...201425440944
prevalence of dirofilaria immitis in cats and dogs in eastern tennessee. 19912039794
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