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Genotypic characterisation of Giardia from domestic dogs in the USA

Covacin, C., Aucoin, D.P., Elliot, A. and Thompson, R.C.A. (2011) Genotypic characterisation of Giardia from domestic dogs in the USA. Veterinary Parasitology, 177 (1-2). pp. 28-32.

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The first large-scale urban survey of Giardia infections in dogs was undertaken in the USA. It involved several locations in the Western United States with Giardia isolates from microscopy-positive samples characterised by multi-locus PCR and sequencing. A high prevalence of Giardia was confirmed in asymptomatic domestic dogs, and for the first time, provides evidence that zoonotic assemblages/subgroups of Giardia occur frequently in domestic dogs living in urban environments, and more frequently than the dog specific assemblages.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Copyright: © 2010 Elsevier B.V.
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