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Haemoparasites of free-roaming dogs associated with several remote Aboriginal communities in Australia

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Veterinary Research, May 2012
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Title
Haemoparasites of free-roaming dogs associated with several remote Aboriginal communities in Australia
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BMC Veterinary Research, May 2012
DOI 10.1186/1746-6148-8-55
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Emily N Barker, Debra A Langton, Chris R Helps, Graeme Brown, Richard Malik, Susan E Shaw, Séverine Tasker, Barker EN, Langton DA, Helps CR, Brown G, Malik R, Shaw SE, Tasker S

Abstract

Tick-borne haemoparasites Babesia vogeli and Anaplasma platys are common among the free-roaming canine populations associated with Aboriginal communities in Australia, whilst the prevalence of haemoplasmas, which are also suspected to be tick-borne, remained unexplored. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of haemoplasma infection in these populations, and to identify any correlation with other haemoparasites. Blood was collected from 39 dogs associated with four Aboriginal communities and screened for infection using PCR and serology. DNA was purified and PCR analyses for piroplasms, Anaplasmataceae family bacteria and haemoplasmas performed. Serum was analysed using a commercial haemoparasite ELISA. Prevalence of infection was compared between communities.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 2%
Brazil 1 2%
Unknown 61 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 16 25%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 14%
Researcher 8 13%
Professor 4 6%
Other 4 6%
Other 9 14%
Unknown 13 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 15 24%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 14 22%
Medicine and Dentistry 8 13%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 3%
Other 6 10%
Unknown 15 24%

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