LeishVet guidelines for the practical management of canine leishmaniosis

Laia Solano-Gallego*, Guadalupe Mirá, Alek Koutinas, Luis Cardoso, Maria Grazia Pennisi, Luis Ferrer, Patrick Bourdeau, Gaetano Oliva, Gad Baneth

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The LeishVet group has formed recommendations designed primarily to help the veterinary clinician in the management of canine leishmaniosis. The complexity of this zoonotic infection and the wide range of its clinical manifestations, from inapparent infection to severe disease, make the management of canine leishmaniosis challenging. The recommendations were constructed by combining a comprehensive review of evidence-based studies, extensive clinical experience and critical consensus opinion discussions. The guidelines presented here in a short version with graphical topic displays suggest standardized and rational approaches to the diagnosis, treatment, follow-up, control and prevention of canine leishmaniosis. A staging system that divides the disease into four stages is aimed at assisting the clinician in determining the appropriate therapy, forecasting prognosis, and implementing follow-up steps required for the management of the leishmaniosis patient.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number86
JournalParasites and Vectors
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2011


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