The prevalence of intestinal nematodes in cats and dogs from Lancashire, north-west England

Ingram Wright, Kathryn A Stafford, Gerald C Coles

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Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To estimate prevalence of clinically-relevant intestinal nematodes in UK cats and dogs using the sensitive faecal analysis technique FLOTAC.

METHODS: Faecal samples were collected from 171 domestic dogs and 131 domestic cats living in urban areas of Lancashire and examined for the ova of intestinal parasites using the FLOTAC technique. All tested individuals were at least 6 months old, had not been treated with anthelmintics since 6 months of age nor in the 3 weeks prior to testing.

RESULTS: In total, 5·3% of dogs (9/171) were positive for Toxocara canis; of these, 5/9 had
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)393-395
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Small Animal Practice
Volume57
Issue number8
Early online date13 Apr 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2016

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