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Parasitology Research

, Volume 100, Issue 1, pp 103–105 | Cite as

Seroprevalence of canine heartworm disease (Dirofilaria immitis) on Tenerife Island: an epidemiological update

  • J. A. Montoya
  • M. Morales
  • M. C. Juste
  • A. Bañares
  • F. Simon
  • C. Genchi
Original Paper

Abstract

Blood samples from 823 dogs were tested for circulating Dirofilaria immitis antigen during a 1-year period (May 2002 to May 2003) on Tenerife Island, Canary Islands, Spain. Seroprevalence of heartworm infection was 21%. Heartworm infection was similar in males and females and was more common in dogs aged >6 years. Distribution of infection in varying climatic zones was not statistically different.

Keywords

Ivermectin German Shepherd Dirofilaria Immitis Heartworm Infection Canine Heartworm 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. A. Montoya
    • 1
  • M. Morales
    • 1
  • M. C. Juste
    • 1
  • A. Bañares
    • 1
  • F. Simon
    • 2
  • C. Genchi
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary SciencesLas Palmas de Gran Canaria UniversityLas PalmasSpain
  2. 2.Laboratorio de Parasitologia, Facultad de FarmaciaUniversidad de SalamancaSalamancaSpain
  3. 3.Dipartimento di Patologia Animale, Igiene e Sanità Pubblica VeterinariaUniversità degli Studi di MilanoMilanoItaly
  4. 4.DIPAVUniversità degli Studi di MilanoMilanoItaly

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