Toward the formation of a Companion Animal Parasite Council for the Tropics (CAPCT)
Parasites & Vectors 2015, 8:271 (13 May 2015)
Theileria annae (syn. Babesia microti-like) infection in dogs in NW Spain detected using direct and indirect diagnostic techniques: clinical report of 75 cases
Parasites & Vectors 2015, 8:217 (10 April 2015)
Acute febrile illness is associated with Rickettsia spp infection in dogs
Parasites & Vectors 2015, 8:216 (10 April 2015)
Reclassification of Theileria annae as Babesia vulpes sp. nov.
Parasites & Vectors 2015, 8:207 (8 April 2015)
Development of Dirofilaria immitis within the mosquito Aedes ( Finlaya) koreicus, a new invasive species for Europe
Frangipane di Regalbono,
Parasites & Vectors 2015, 8:177 (23 March 2015)
Comparison of the acute phase protein and antioxidant responses in dogs vaccinated against canine monocytic ehrlichiosis and naive-challenged dogs
Parasites & Vectors 2015, 8:175 (23 March 2015)
Canine vector-borne infections in Mauritius
Parasites & Vectors 2015, 8:174 (23 March 2015)
Molecular detection of Leishmania DNA and identification of blood meals in wild caught phlebotomine sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) from southern Portugal
Parasites & Vectors 2015, 8:173 (23 March 2015)
Detection of Dirofilaria immitis and other arthropod-borne filarioids by an HRM real-time qPCR, blood-concentrating techniques and a serological assay in dogs from Costa Rica
Parasites & Vectors 2015, 8:170 (23 March 2015)
Evidence for a specific host-endosymbiont relationship between ‘ Rickettsia sp. genotype RF2125’ and Ctenocephalides felis orientis infesting dogs in India
Parasites & Vectors 2015, 8:169 (23 March 2015)
Serological investigation of Leishmania infantum, Dirofilaria immitis and Angiostrongylus vasorum in dogs from southern Portugal
Parasites & Vectors 2015, 8:152 (23 March 2015)
First report of Anaplasma platys infection in red foxes ( Vulpes vulpes) and molecular detection of Ehrlichia canis and Leishmania infantum in foxes from Portugal
Parasites & Vectors 2015, 8:144 (23 March 2015)
Bacterial and protozoal agents of canine vector-borne diseases in the blood of domestic and stray dogs from southern Portugal
Parasites & Vectors 2015, 8:138 (23 March 2015)
Serological differentiation of antibodies against Rickettsia helvetica, R. raoultii, R. slovaca, R. monacensis and R. felis in dogs from Germany by a micro-immunofluorescent antibody test
Parasites & Vectors 2015, 8:126 (23 March 2015)
Evaluation of blood and bone marrow in selected canine vector-borne diseases
Parasites & Vectors 2014, 7:534 (2 December 2014)
This manuscript describes the pathological changes in canine BM associated with natural infections by Anaplasma platys, Babesia vogeli, Hepatozoon canis and Leishmania infantum. Dysgranulopoiesis and dysmegakaryocytopoiesis were the BM abnormalities most frequently observed in infected dogs. Image: A dysplastic megakaryocyte precursor with four divided nuclei.
First epidemiological report of feline heartworm infection in the Barcelona metropolitan area (Spain)
Parasites & Vectors 2014, 7:506 (12 November 2014)
The study shows that the cats from the metropolitan area of Barcelona (Spain) are at risk of heartworm infection by Dirofilaria immitis, by showing antigen positivity and high antibody seropositivity in cats from irrigated rural areas as well as from urban areas. Image: Cat with dyspnea being examined at a veterinary clinic.
Morphological keys for the identification of Italian phlebotomine sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae: Phlebotominae)
Parasites & Vectors 2014, 7:479 (17 October 2014)
Keys for the identification of phlebotomine sand flies of Italy are proposed. These keys are intended to standardize studies dealing with these important vectors. Image: Male terminalia of Phlebotomus papatasi.
Intravascular persistence of Anaplasma platys, Ehrlichia chaffeensis, and Ehrlichia ewingii DNA in the blood of a dog and two family members
Parasites & Vectors 2014, 7:298 (1 July 2014)
In this study, Anaplasma platys, Ehrlichia chaffeensis and Ehrlichia ewingii DNA was amplified from the blood of a dog (Papillon) and two family members. In conjunction with improved diagnostic testing modalities, co-infections of vector-borne pathogens are being increasingly recognized in dogs and in human patients. Image: A Papillon.
Diversity of Cercopithifilaria species in dogs from Portugal
Parasites & Vectors 2014, 7:261 (5 June 2014)
Microfilariae of Cercopithifilaria bainae (9.8%), Cercopithifilaria grassii (3.9%) and Cercopithifilaria sp. II sensu Otranto et al., 2013 (13.7%) were detected in forehead skin snips of dogs (n = 102) from southern Portugal. Image: Microfilariae of Cercopithifilaria sp. II (A), C. bainae (B) and C. grassii (C).
Comparison of serological and molecular panels for diagnosis of vector-borne diseases in dogs
Parasites & Vectors 2014, 7:127 (26 March 2014)
Even with the recent advances on molecular and serological tests, the diagnosis of canine vector-borne diseases, caused by a diverse group of pathogens, still represents a challenge for veterinarians and clinicians. Image: Dog with endocarditis due to a canine vector-borne pathogen: Bartonella vinsonii berkhoffii.
Papular dermatitis due to Leishmania infantum infection in seventeen dogs: diagnostic features, extent of the infection and treatment outcome
Parasites & Vectors 2014, 7:120 (24 March 2014)
This study describes novel clinicopathological findings, immunological responses, diagnostic features, follow-up and treatment outcomes from seventeen dogs with papular dermatitis due to Leishmania infection diagnosed by cytology or real time-PCR. Image:
Papular lesions due to Leishmania infantum infection in a dog
Occurrence of tick-transmitted pathogens in dogs in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria
Parasites & Vectors 2014, 7:119 (24 March 2014)
Babesia rossi was the most prevalent of the 8 tick-borne pathogens reported from dogs in Jos, Nigeria. The BrEMA1 gene, postulated to be linked to virulence in South African B. rossi isolates, was absent. Image: Babesia rossi: high parasitaemia.
Mucocutaneous Leishmania tropica infection in a dog from a human cutaneous leishmaniasis focus
Parasites & Vectors 2014, 7:118 (24 March 2014)
A dog living in a focus of human cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania tropica was presented with a large proliferative mucocutaneous lesion found to be caused by L. tropica. It responded well to allopurinol treatment with healing of the lesion and decrease in antibody titer within 2 months. Image: Mucocutaneous leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania tropica in a dog.
Hemotropic mycoplasmas in little brown bats ( Myotis lucifugus)
Parasites & Vectors 2014, 7:117 (24 March 2014)
A new hemotropic Mycoplasma species, as determined by sequence analysis of the 16SRNA gene, has been detected in brown bats (Myotis lucifugus). The health implication of this species using the brown bat as its natural reservoir has not been yet established. Image: Little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus) with White-Nose Syndrome (WNS).
Serological and molecular prevalence of selected canine vector borne pathogens in blood donor candidates, clinically healthy volunteers, and stray dogs in North Carolina
Parasites & Vectors 2014, 7:116 (24 March 2014)
This study highlights the prevalence of regionally important CVBDs from clinically healthy dogs. It is necessary to screen healthy dogs for CVBDs and hence preventing exposure to vectors is enforced. Image: Colonies of Bartonella vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii from BAPGM post-enrichment blood of healthy dog.