Encyclopedia of Parasitology

Living Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn


  • Heinz Mehlhorn
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_3673-1

This term describes a vaccine for dogs to protect them against dog leishmaniasis, which is initially characterized by typical skin alterations such as scaling and hair loss accompanied by atrophia of the muscles of the face. In Southern Europe, this disease is common and is introduced by Leishmania infantum. Producer of this vaccine, which protects for 1 year, is the French pharmaceutical company Virbac.


Pharmaceutical Company Hair Loss Typical Skin Leishmania Infantum Skin Alteration 
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Further Reading

  1. Gottstein B, Welle M (2012) Help – my dog looses hair. Hundkatzepferd 107(12):17–19Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieDüsseldorfGermany