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- Komjáti-Nagyová, Martina, et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Ticks and tick-borne diseases 2017 v.8 no.4 pp. 567-573
- DNA; Hepatozoon canis; Rhipicephalus sanguineus; Vulpes vulpes; blood; dog diseases; dogs; foxes; nucleotide sequences; pathogenicity; phylogeny; polymerase chain reaction; ribosomal RNA; risk; tick-borne diseases; ticks; Slovakia
- ... This study provides the very first evidence of Hepatozoon canis infection in dogs from Slovakia, a Rhipicephalus sanguineus sensu lato free area. In total, 297 red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) and 293 dogs, from three regions of Slovakia, were screened for the presence of H. canis using a conventional 18S rRNA polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Genomic DNA of this blood parasite was detected in 51 (17.1%) ...