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10th Symposium on Canine Vector-Borne Diseases

This thematic series groups papers presented at the 10th Symposium on Companion Vector-Borne Diseases, Barcelona, Spain, 22nd -25th March 2015, that was sponsored by Bayer HealthCare - Animal Health division.

The article processing charges (APC) for the articles in this series were funded by Bayer HealthCare - Animal Health division. All articles in this series have undergone the journal’s standard peer-review process and each article can also be found individually in the journal.

Edited by: Professor Chris Arme

Collection published: 23 March 2015

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  1. Research

    Serological and molecular analysis of feline vector-borne anaplasmosis and ehrlichiosis using species-specific peptides and PCR

    With the exception of Bartonella spp. or Cytauxzoon felis, feline vector-borne pathogens (FVBP) have been less frequently studied in North America and are generally under-appreciated as a clinical entity in cats,...

    Barbara C. Hegarty, Barbara A. Qurollo, Brittany Thomas, Karen Park, Ramaswamy Chandrashekar, Melissa J. Beall, Brendon Thatcher and Edward B. Breitschwerdt

    Parasites & Vectors 2015 8:320

    Published on: 12 June 2015

  2. Review

    LeishVet update and recommendations on feline leishmaniosis

    Limited data is available on feline leishmaniosis (FeL) caused by Leishmania infantum worldwide. The LeishVet group presents in this report a review of the current knowledge on FeL, the epidemiological role of th...

    Maria-Grazia Pennisi, Luís Cardoso, Gad Baneth, Patrick Bourdeau, Alek Koutinas, Guadalupe Miró, Gaetano Oliva and Laia Solano-Gallego

    Parasites & Vectors 2015 8:302

    Published on: 4 June 2015

  3. Research

    Reclassification of Theileria annae as Babesia vulpes sp. nov.

    Theileria annae is a tick-transmitted small piroplasmid that infects dogs and foxes in North America and Europe. Due to disagreement on its placement in the Theileria or Babesia genera, several...

    Gad Baneth, Monica Florin-Christensen, Luís Cardoso and Leonhard Schnittger

    Parasites & Vectors 2015 8:207

    Published on: 8 April 2015

  4. Research

    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

    Spotted Fever Group (SFG) Rickettsiae can cause febrile diseases with or without rash in humans worldwide. In Germany only limited data are available about their medical significance. Serological screening tes...

    Miriam Wächter, Silke Wölfel, Martin Pfeffer, Gerhard Dobler, Barbara Kohn, Andreas Moritz, Stefan Pachnicke and Cornelia Silaghi

    Parasites & Vectors 2015 8:126

    Published on: 23 March 2015

  5. Research

    Comparison of the acute phase protein and antioxidant responses in dogs vaccinated against canine monocytic ehrlichiosis and naive-challenged dogs

    Canine monocytic ehrlichiosis (CME) is a tick-borne disease with a global distribution, caused by Ehrlichia canis. The inflammatory response to E. canis infection includes changes in certain acute phase proteins ...

    Nir Rudoler, Shimon Harrus, Silvia Martinez-Subiela, Asta Tvarijonaviciute, Michael van Straten, Jose J Cerón and Gad Baneth

    Parasites & Vectors 2015 8:175

    Published on: 23 March 2015

  6. Research

    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

    Canine filarioids are important nematodes transmitted to dogs by arthropods. Diagnosis of canine filariosis is accomplished by the microscopic identification of microfilariae, serology or PCR for filarial-DNA....

    Alicia Rojas, Diana Rojas, Víctor M Montenegro and Gad Baneth

    Parasites & Vectors 2015 8:170

    Published on: 23 March 2015

  7. Research

    First report of Anaplasma platys infection in red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) and molecular detection of Ehrlichia canis and Leishmania infantum in foxes from Portugal

    The bacteria Anaplasma platys and Ehrlichia canis and the protozoan Leishmania infantum are vector-borne agents that cause canine vector-borne diseases, some of which are zoonotic. The present survey investigated...

    Luís Cardoso, Matan Gilad, Helder CE Cortes, Yaarit Nachum-Biala, Ana Patrícia Lopes, Maria João Vila-Viçosa, Margarida Simões, Paula A Rodrigues and Gad Baneth

    Parasites & Vectors 2015 8:144

    Published on: 23 March 2015

  8. Research

    Evidence for a specific host-endosymbiont relationship between ‘Rickettsia sp. genotype RF2125’ and Ctenocephalides felis orientis infesting dogs in India

    Fleas of the genus Ctenocephalides serve as vectors for a number of rickettsial zoonoses, including Rickettsia felis. There are currently no published reports of the presence and distribution of R. felis in India...

    Sze-Fui Hii, Andrea L Lawrence, Leigh Cuttell, Rebecca Tynas, Puteri Azaziah Megat Abd Rani, Jan Šlapeta and Rebecca J Traub

    Parasites & Vectors 2015 8:169

    Published on: 23 March 2015

  9. Research

    Molecular detection of Leishmania DNA and identification of blood meals in wild caught phlebotomine sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) from southern Portugal

    Zoonotic visceral leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania infantum which is transmitted by phlebotomine sand flies (Diptera, Psychodidae) is endemic in the Mediterranean basin. The main objectives of this study were t...

    Carla Maia, Ricardo Parreira, José Manuel Cristóvão, Ferdinando Bernardino Freitas, Maria Odete Afonso and Lenea Campino

    Parasites & Vectors 2015 8:173

    Published on: 23 March 2015

  10. Research

    Development of Dirofilaria immitis within the mosquito Aedes (Finlaya) koreicus, a new invasive species for Europe

    Over the recent decades, container-breeding mosquito species belonging to the genus Aedes have frequently been recorded far from their place of origin. Aedes koreicus was first reported in north-eastern Italy in ...

    Fabrizio Montarsi, Silvia Ciocchetta, Gregor Devine, Silvia Ravagnan, Franco Mutinelli, Antonio Frangipane di Regalbono, Domenico Otranto and Gioia Capelli

    Parasites & Vectors 2015 8:177

    Published on: 23 March 2015

  11. Research

    Canine vector-borne infections in Mauritius

    Canine vector-borne diseases have a worldwide distribution, but to the best of our knowledge, no research has been carried out to evaluate their presence on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius. An investigati...

    Gary Kwok Cheong Lee, Jean Alain Ean Ignace, Ian Duncan Robertson and Peter John Irwin

    Parasites & Vectors 2015 8:174

    Published on: 23 March 2015

  12. Research

    Bacterial and protozoal agents of canine vector-borne diseases in the blood of domestic and stray dogs from southern Portugal

    The so-called canine vector-borne diseases (CVBD) are caused by a wide range of pathogens transmitted by arthropods. In addition to their veterinary importance, many of these canine vector-borne pathogens can ...

    Carla Maia, Bruno Almeida, Mónica Coimbra, Maria Catarina Fernandes, José Manuel Cristóvão, Cláudia Ramos, Ângela Martins, Filipe Martinho, Pedro Silva, Nuno Neves, Mónica Nunes, Maria Luísa Vieira, Luís Cardoso and Lenea Campino

    Parasites & Vectors 2015 8:138

    Published on: 23 March 2015

  13. Short Report

    Serological investigation of Leishmania infantum, Dirofilaria immitis and Angiostrongylus vasorum in dogs from southern Portugal

    Leishmaniosis, dirofilariosis and angiostrongylosis are parasitic diseases of established importance in dogs worldwide. The aim of the present report was to determine all together levels of infection with or e...

    Carla Maia, Mónica Coimbra, Cláudia Ramos, José Manuel Cristóvão, Luís Cardoso and Lenea Campino

    Parasites & Vectors 2015 8:152

    Published on: 23 March 2015