Prevalence of intestinal parasites in dogs in some urban and rural areas of Hungary.

E. Fok, V. Szatmári, K. Busák, F. Rozgonyi

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A total of 490 canine faecal specimens collected in the eastern and northern regions of Hungary were examined for helminth eggs. From the results it appears that more than 50% of the dogs were infected with at least one parasite species. The prevalence of eggs (%) in the two regions was as follows: Toxocara canis (24.3-30.1); Trichuris vulpis (20.4-23.3); Ancylostomatidae (8.1-13.1); Capillaria spp. (0-7.3); Toxascaris leonina (2.1-0); Taenia-type (2.8-2.4); Dipylidium caninum (0.4-1); coccidia (3.5-3.4). Of the positive dogs, 8.5-18.1% harboured two or more species of parasites. The prevalence of parasitic infection was also evaluated according to the maintenance, feeding, and age of the animals. The significance of zoonotic diseases (echinococcosis, toxocarosis, ancylostomatidosis) caused by intestinal helminths makes it necessary to know the infection status of domestic dogs and to take measures for control.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)96-98
Number of pages3
JournalVeterinary Quarterly
Volume23
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2001

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Hungary
rural areas
urban areas
Parasites
Helminths
Dogs
parasites
Eggs
dogs
Toxascaris
Capillaria
helminths
Toxocara canis
Coccidia
Trichuris
Taenia
Ancylostomatidae
Parasitic Diseases
Echinococcosis
Zoonoses

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Prevalence of intestinal parasites in dogs in some urban and rural areas of Hungary. / Fok, E.; Szatmári, V.; Busák, K.; Rozgonyi, F.

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