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9th Symposium on Canine Vector-Borne Diseases

This thematic series groups papers presented at the 9th Symposium on Canine Vector-Borne Diseases, Lisbon, Portugal, 22nd -25th March 2014, 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: 24 March 2014

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  1. Research

    Comparison of serological and molecular panels for diagnosis of vector-borne diseases in dogs

    Canine vector-borne diseases (CVBD) are caused by a diverse array of pathogens with varying biological behaviors that result in a wide spectrum of clinical presentations and laboratory abnormalities. For many ...

    Ricardo G Maggi, Adam J Birkenheuer, Barbara C Hegarty, Julie M Bradley, Michael G Levy and Edward B Breitschwerdt

    Parasites & Vectors 2014 7:127

    Published on: 26 March 2014

  2. Research

    Current status of L. infantum infection in stray cats in the Madrid region (Spain): implications for the recent outbreak of human leishmaniosis?

    Since 2009, the incidence of human leishmaniosis in the SW of the Madrid region has been unusually high. Although dogs are the main reservoir for this disease, a role played by dogs in this outbreak has been r...

    Guadalupe Miró, Cristina Rupérez, Rocío Checa, Rosa Gálvez, Leticia Hernández, Manuel García, Isabel Canorea, Valentina Marino and Ana Montoya

    Parasites & Vectors 2014 7:112

    Published on: 24 March 2014

  3. Research

    Management of canine leishmaniosis in endemic SW European regions: a questionnaire-based multinational survey

    Canine leishmaniosis (CanL) caused by Leishmania infantum is a widespread endemic disease in SW Europe. This study was designed to determine how veterinarians clinically manage CanL in this region by analysing in...

    Patrick Bourdeau, Manolis N Saridomichelakis, Ana Oliveira, Gaetano Oliva, Tina Kotnik, Rosa Gálvez, Valentina Foglia Manzillo, Alex F Koutinas, Isabel Pereira da Fonseca and Guadalupe Miró

    Parasites & Vectors 2014 7:110

    Published on: 24 March 2014

  4. Research

    Occurrence of tick-transmitted pathogens in dogs in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria

    Canine babesiosis caused by Babesia rossi, transmitted by Haemaphysalis elliptica in South Africa, has also been reported from Nigeria. Although H. leachi (sensu lato) is widespread in sub-Saharan Africa, publish...

    Mathew Adamu, Milana Troskie, David O Oshadu, Dikeledi P Malatji, Barend L Penzhorn and Paul T Matjila

    Parasites & Vectors 2014 7:119

    Published on: 24 March 2014

  5. Research

    Rickettsiaceae and Anaplasmataceae infections in Ixodes ricinus ticks from urban and natural forested areas of Poland

    Ixodes ricinus is a major vector for a range of microbial pathogens and the most prevalent and widely distributed tick species on the European continent, occurring in both natural and urban habitats. Nevertheless...

    Renata Welc-Falęciak, Maciej Kowalec, Grzegorz Karbowiak, Anna Bajer, Jerzy M Behnke and Edward Siński

    Parasites & Vectors 2014 7:121

    Published on: 24 March 2014

  6. Research

    Bacterial and protozoal agents of feline vector-borne diseases in domestic and stray cats from southern Portugal

    Feline vector-borne diseases (FVBD) have emerged in recent years, showing a wider geographic distribution and increased global prevalence. In addition to their veterinary importance, domestic cats play a centr...

    Carla Maia, Cláudia Ramos, Mónica Coimbra, Filipa Bastos, Ângela Martins, Pedro Pinto, Mónica Nunes, Maria Luísa Vieira, Luís Cardoso and Lenea Campino

    Parasites & Vectors 2014 7:115

    Published on: 24 March 2014

  7. Research

    Serological diagnosis of canine leishmaniosis: comparison of three commercial ELISA tests (Leiscan®, ID Screen® and Leishmania 96®), a rapid test (Speed Leish K®) and an in-house IFAT

    Speed Leish K® is used as a serological screening test for Leishmania infection prior to vaccination. Limited comparative serological studies with Speed Leish K® have been performed. The aim of this study was to ...

    Laia Solano-Gallego, Sergio Villanueva-Saz, Marta Carbonell, Michele Trotta, Tommaso Furlanello and Alda Natale

    Parasites & Vectors 2014 7:111

    Published on: 24 March 2014

  8. Research

    Papular dermatitis due to Leishmania infantum infection in seventeen dogs: diagnostic features, extent of the infection and treatment outcome

    This study describes 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.

    Gabriella Lombardo, Maria Grazia Pennisi, Tiziana Lupo, Carmen Chicharro and Laia Solano-Gallego

    Parasites & Vectors 2014 7:120

    Published on: 24 March 2014

  9. Research

    Serological and molecular prevalence of selected canine vector borne pathogens in blood donor candidates, clinically healthy volunteers, and stray dogs in North Carolina

    Canine vector borne diseases (CVBDs) comprise illnesses caused by a spectrum of pathogens that are transmitted by arthropod vectors. Some dogs have persistent infections without apparent clinical, hematologica...

    Nandhakumar Balakrishnan, Sarah Musulin, Mrudula Varanat, Julie M Bradley and Edward B Breitschwerdt

    Parasites & Vectors 2014 7:116

    Published on: 24 March 2014

  10. Research

    Hemotropic mycoplasmas in little brown bats (Myotis lucifugus)

    Hemotropic mycoplasmas are epicellular erythrocytic bacteria that can cause infectious anemia in some mammalian species. Worldwide, hemotropic mycoplasmas are emerging or re-emerging zoonotic pathogens potenti...

    Patricia E Mascarelli, Michael K Keel, Michael Yabsley, Lisa A Last, Edward B Breitschwerdt and Ricardo G Maggi

    Parasites & Vectors 2014 7:117

    Published on: 24 March 2014

  11. Short report

    Serological and molecular survey of Leishmania infection in dogs from Luanda, Angola

    Canine leishmaniosis (CanL) due to Leishmania infantum is a global zoonosis endemic in more than 70 countries in Europe, North Africa, Asia and America; however, data on this infection is scarce from southern Afr...

    Hugo Vilhena, Sara Granada, Ana Cristina Oliveira, Henk DFH Schallig, Yaarit Nachum-Biala, Luís Cardoso and Gad Baneth

    Parasites & Vectors 2014 7:114

    Published on: 24 March 2014

  12. Research

    Molecular and histopathological detection of Hepatozoon canis in red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) from Portugal

    Hepatozoon canis is a protozoan tick-borne pathogen of dogs and wild canids. Hepatozoon spp. have been reported to infect foxes in different continents and recent studies have mostly used the polymerase chain rea...

    Luís Cardoso, Helder CE Cortes, Osnat Eyal, Antónia Reis, Ana Patrícia Lopes, Maria João Vila-Viçosa, Paula A Rodrigues and Gad Baneth

    Parasites & Vectors 2014 7:113

    Published on: 24 March 2014