INVESTIGADORES
LAVALLEN Carla Mariela
artículos
Título:
Endoparasitic infections in dogs from rural areas in the Lobos District, Buenos Aires province, Argentina.
Autor/es:
DOPCHIZ M.C.; LAVALL√ČN C.M.; BONGIOVANNI R.; GONZALEZ P.V.; ELISSONDO M.C.; YANNARELLA F.; DENEGRI G.M.
Revista:
Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Parasitology
Editorial:
Colegio Brasilero de Parasitología Veterinaria
Referencias:
Lugar: San Pablo; Año: 2013 vol. 22 p. 92 - 97
ISSN:
1984-2961
Resumen:
Dogs are definite hosts for several zoonotic helminthes and protozoan. Rural areas from the Lobos District inthe northeast of Buenos Aires province, Argentina, are mainly used for livestock activity, increasing in this way thenumber of dogs on farms as well as the human risk of parasitic infections. The aims of this research were to evaluatethe endoparasitic infections in dogs from farms in the Lobos District and analyze their zoonotic importance as wellas several risk practices and habits of the rural population. Forty-two dog fecal samples obtained in 21 farms wereanalyzed through coproparasitological methods and coproantigen tests, which resulted in an overall parasite prevalenceof 69.05% and 80.95% of the parasitized farms. The most frequent parasites were Trichuris vulpis and Eucoleusaerophila (26.19%), Echinococcus granulosus (19.05%), Uncinaria stenocephala and coccids (14.29%). The analysis ofepidemiological files showed several habits of the rural population considered as risk factors associated with the presenceof fecal samples parasitized and the presence of E. granulosus on the farms. It is clear that people involved with thefarms studied were exposed to several helminthes that could cause serious diseases like cystic echinococcosis, which canbecome an important public health issue and affect the economy worldwide.