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Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
  Year: 2011 | Volume: 6 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 371-378
DOI: 10.3923/ajava.2011.371.378
 
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Prevalence of Dirofilaria immitis, Ehrlichia canis, Borrelia burgdorferi Infection in Dogs from Diyarbakir in Turkey

H. Icen, S. Sekin, A. Simsek, A. Kochan, O.Y. Celik and M.G. Altas

Abstract:
The aim of the present study was to determine the prevalence of Dirofilaria immitis antigen, Ehrlichia canis and Borrelia burgdorferi antibodies, using an Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) (Snap 3Dx test; IDEXX Laboratories, Westbrook, Maine, USA). Study was performed on total of 82 mixed-breed dogs (60 female and 22 male). Each dog was examined clinically, microscopic examination of stained smear. D. immitis antigen infection was detected in 2 dogs (2.4%) and E. canis antibodies were present in 4 dogs (4.8%). None of the tested dogs (82) was positive for B. burgdorferi antibodies.
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How to cite this article:

H. Icen, S. Sekin, A. Simsek, A. Kochan, O.Y. Celik and M.G. Altas, 2011. Prevalence of Dirofilaria immitis, Ehrlichia canis, Borrelia burgdorferi Infection in Dogs from Diyarbakir in Turkey. Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 6: 371-378.

DOI: 10.3923/ajava.2011.371.378

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajava.2011.371.378

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