Hepatozoon canis: The prevalence of antibodies and gametocytes in dogs in Israel

G. Baneth*, V. Shkap, B. Z. Presentey, E. Pipano

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Abstract

A survey for the prevalence of antibodies to Hepatozoon canis and for intraneutrophilic H. canis gametocytes in the peripheral blood neutrophils of dogs in Israel showed that 33.1% were seropositive, while only 1% of the dogs sampled had detectable parasites in their blood smears. Exposure to H. canis is widespread but it appears that most infected dogs undergo a subclinical infection and only a small proportion develop clinical disease.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)41-46
Number of pages6
JournalVeterinary Research Communications
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1996

Keywords

  • Antibody
  • Dog
  • Gametocyte
  • Hepatozoon canis
  • Immunofluorescence
  • Israel
  • Prevalence

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