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Prevalence of Toxocara canis and Toxascaris leonina ova in dog faeces deposited on the streets of Leeds

Read, M.A. and Thompson, R.C.A. (1976) Prevalence of Toxocara canis and Toxascaris leonina ova in dog faeces deposited on the streets of Leeds. Journal of Helminthology, 50 (02). pp. 95-96.

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Abstract

The present survey was carried out to determine the prevalence of Toxocara canis ova in dog faeces deposited on the streets of Leeds and to compare the results with those from London. Seventy five canine faecal samples were collected from residential streets within a half mile radius of the University of Leeds. Toxocara canis ova were found in 13.3% of the samples examined and ova of Toxascaris leonina in 20%. Of 14 soil samples examined, one contained ova of Toxocara canis and one ova of Toxascaris leonina. Larvae developed in ova recovered from all positive faecal and soil samples after incubation.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary Studies
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/11035
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