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Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
Year: 2011 | Volume: 10 | Issue: 11 | Page No.: 1477-1479
DOI: 10.3923/javaa.2011.1477.1479  
Prevalence of Gastrointestinal Helminthic Infestation in Pet and Stray Dogs in Tabriz (East-Azerbaijan Province), Iran
Garedaghi Yagoob and S. Safar Mashaei
 
Abstract: From September to December 2010 fecal samples of 100 stray and pet dogs in Tabriz area were examined by saturated salt flotation and Telmann sedimentation methods to determine the prevalence of gastrointestinal helminthes infestation. Helminthic infestation was encountered in 41 cases (41%) of the fecal samples examined. The egg and larvae of 3 different cestodes and 4 different nematodes were identified in the contaminated fecal samples. The helminthes eggs found were identified as Echinococcus granulosus (8%, only in stray dogs), Taenia hydatigena (5%), Dipylidium caninum (7%), Toxocara canis (12%), Ancylostoma caninum (8%), Trichuris vulpis (6%), one larvae belong to Angiostrongylus vasorum (respiratory nematod) and also one case of Alaria canis (Trematoda) were absorved in this study.
 
How to cite this article:
Garedaghi Yagoob and S. Safar Mashaei, 2011. Prevalence of Gastrointestinal Helminthic Infestation in Pet and Stray Dogs in Tabriz (East-Azerbaijan Province), Iran. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 10: 1477-1479.
DOI: 10.3923/javaa.2011.1477.1479
URL: http://medwelljournals.com/abstract/?doi=javaa.2011.1477.1479