Investigate the prevalence of Dirofilaria immitis in dogs in the city of Zabol

Mohebby, M. (2016) Investigate the prevalence of Dirofilaria immitis in dogs in the city of Zabol. Masters thesis, University of Zabol.

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Dirofilaria immitis was known heartworm and adult worms live in the right ventricle of heart and pulmonary artery. Dirofilaria immitis definitive hosts is dogs, wolves and foxes and humans can be infected with the parasite Randomly and that is why this parasite is important in terms of public health. This parasite is prevalent in hot weather conditions and Sistan-Baluchistan province is also due to hot weather conditions are predisposed to the disease. The target of this study is check the prevalence of this parasite in dogs of Zabol. In addition, this study is the first study in this area in the Zabol province. In order to investigate of Dirofilaria immitis in Zabol, tested 60 dogs were randomly selected from rural and urban dogs. After clinical examination, was taken 5 ml of blood from the saphenous vein dogs and were performed modified Knott and the blood smire of thin and thick blood samples in vitro. In this study, it was revealed that from total of 60 blood samples in the microscopic examination with modified Knott test infected with the parasite Dirofilaria immitis was 3.8% and 1.7% infected with Diptalonema reconditum. Also shows 3.3% infected by Dirofilaria immitis with direct smear.The results showed that infection with Dirofilaria immitis in Zabol is low whith can be caused by a living conditions of dog and timing of the review and the number of animals to be tested. The results showed that 6.6% of infections were in males dog and females were1. 7% contamination. Although differences in males is more than females infection, but the difference was not significant. The highest level of infection in dog aged 3 years and older (8.3%) were observed, but no significant difference was observed between age and the infection.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dirofilaria immitis, Dog, Zabol
Subjects: S Agriculture > SF Animal culture
Depositing User: admin admin1 admin2
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2017 04:56
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2017 04:56

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