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Parasite prevalence in fecal samples from shelter dogs and cats across the Canadian provinces

Overview of attention for article published in Parasites & Vectors, May 2015
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Title
Parasite prevalence in fecal samples from shelter dogs and cats across the Canadian provinces
Published in
Parasites & Vectors, May 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13071-015-0870-x
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Authors

Alain Villeneuve, Lydden Polley, Emily Jenkins, Janna Schurer, John Gilleard, Susan Kutz, Gary Conboy, Donald Benoit, Wolfgang Seewald, France Gagné

Abstract

In Canada, surveys of enteric parasites in dogs and cats have been reported sporadically over the past 40 years, mostly focusing on a specific region. The present work was performed to determine the current prevalence of various parasites in faecal samples from shelter dogs and cats across the Canadian provinces. A total of 1086 dog and 636 cat fecal samples from 26 shelters were analysed using a sugar solution double centrifugal flotation technique. Prevalences (national, regional, provincial, age and parasite-specific), were calculated and compared using the Fisher-Exact test. A multiplex PCR was performed to distinguish Taenia spp, Echinococcus granulosus and E. multilocularis on samples positive for taeniid eggs. Overall, 33.9% of dogs and 31.8% of cats were positive for at least one parasite. Toxocara canis and T. cati were the most prevalent parasite present in fecal samples followed by Cystoisospora spp. Prevalence in dogs was similar across the Atlantic, East, West and Pacific regions, while prevalence in cats varied regionally. Eggs of E. granulosus/E. canadensis were detected in samples from dogs from BC, AB, and ON. Data from this study will help in the development of strategies, based on the level of risk per geographic location for the prevention and response to these parasites in pets and free-roaming and shelter animals in Canada.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 3%
Argentina 1 1%
Unknown 95 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 16 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 14%
Student > Bachelor 13 13%
Researcher 8 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 5%
Other 18 18%
Unknown 25 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 34 34%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 14 14%
Medicine and Dentistry 9 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 3%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 2%
Other 4 4%
Unknown 33 33%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 11 June 2015.
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#2,160,564
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#526
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#72,000
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#41
of 109 outputs
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