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cystic echinococcosis in italy from the 1950s to present.in italy the epidemiological pattern of cistic echinococcosis (ce) is incomplete and the information for most regions is out of date, contradictory, and almost exclusively limited to the intermediate hosts. the disease is found most frequently in particular social and economic conditions: widespread use of extensive or semi-extensive sheep farming, illegal slaughtering, and high numbers of sheepdogs and other types of dogs. the highest incidence in sheep is found in sardinia (70.6-92.8%), sicily ...200416044697
pilot vaccination project for the control of hydatid disease in matera province (southern italy). 200416044706
severe anthrax outbreaks in italy in 2004: considerations on factors involved in the spread of infection.anthrax is a disease of humans and animals caused by the encapsulated, spore-forming bacillus anthracis. in italy, anthrax is normally a sporadic disease. during the summer 2004, anthrax broke out in the basilicata, in southern italy, a region with a low prevalence of anthrax in which vaccination had been suspended since 1998. the disease involved several animals in few weeks and in a large area. over 41 days, 81 cattle died, as well as 15 sheep, 9 goats, 11 horses and 8 deer. the multiple-locus ...201020402418
natural remedies and nutraceuticals used in ethnoveterinary practices in inland southern italy.traditional animal health practices are today only rarely used in europe, as many natural remedies applied for the treatment of animals have been replaced by modern pharmaceuticals. modern institutionalized veterinary services tend to cover every aspect of animal health care, and influence most of the veterinary practices carried out by shepherds and farmers. however, in some areas, particularly of the mediterranean, such traditional practices persist. few ethnoveterinary studies have been condu ...200414989363
ticks infesting domestic animals in italy: current acarological studies carried out in sardinia and basilicata regions.the note reviews published and unpublished data on acaralogical studies carried out by different parasitologists' groups in sardinia and basilicata regions. in sardinia 72 collecting sites were investigated and a total of 4,086 ticks were collected from hosts (cattle, sheep, goats and pigs) and from soil. so far 2,413 ticks belonging to six genera have been identified: rhipicephalus (67.2%), haemaphysalis (24.1%), hyalomma (2.7%), boophilus (0.7%), dermacentor (4.9%), ixodes (0.3%). host-associa ...199911071541
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