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Part of the Parasitology Research Monographs book series (Parasitology Res. Monogr.,volume 13)

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Dogs are attendants of humans for thousands of years and have today even closer contacts as pet animals than they had in the past, when dogs just protected humans and their homes and helped to hunt animals. During these passed times the contacts between dogs and humans had been much less closer than those of our days. Thus, today several dog parasites may endanger severely health of humans. The present book describes in 14 chapters the most important parasites of dogs, which also may harm humans. Thus, this book helps to protect the community of dogs and humans.

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  • Canis lupus familiaris
  • Wolves
  • Autosomes
  • Chromosomes

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Mehlhorn, H., Strube, C. (2021). Introduction. In: Strube, C., Mehlhorn, H. (eds) Dog Parasites Endangering Human Health. Parasitology Research Monographs, vol 13. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-53230-7_1

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