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serological detection of circulating angiostrongylus vasorum antigen and specific antibodies in dogs from central and northern italy.the most frequently employed method for the diagnosis of angiostrongylus vasorum in dogs is the detection of first stage larvae (l1) in faeces. the sensitivity of coproscopy, however, is limited in case of low parasite load, intermittent larval excretion, and during pre-patency. an epidemiological survey on dogs was conducted applying serological methods in two italian regions where angiostrongylosis is endemic in foxes. 265 dog serum samples from tuscany (central italy - site a) and 447 from li ...201323182301
canine filarial infections in liguria, north-west italy.this paper reports the findings of a study on the presence of various species of filarial nematodes in dogs in liguria, north-west italy, a region traditionally considered free from the disease. between 2009 and 2012 blood samples were taken from 365 dogs in rural areas in liguria. the blood samples were then submitted to knott's test, histochemical staining, polymerase chain reaction (pcr) and the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (elisa) for dirofilaria immitis antigens. overall, 35 of the 365 ...201625758206
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