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Gastro-Intestinal Helminths Detected by Fecal Examination in Stray Dogs in the Aydin Province
1 Adnan Menderes Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi, Parazitoloji Anabilim Dalı, Işıklı, Aydın  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2007; 31: 46-50

Key Words: Aydın District, gastro-intestinal helminths, stray dogs
Abstract

Fecal specimens of a total of 200 dogs were examined by native, Fulleborn’s floatation and Benedek’s sedimentation methods to determine the prevalence of gastro-intestinal helminth infections in stray dogs in the Aydın Municipality Animal Shelter and the Kuşadası Municipality Animal Shelter. Helminth infections were encountered in 82 (41%) of the fecal samples examined. One cestode egg and four nematode eggs were found in the infected fecal samples. The helminth eggs found were identified as follows: Taenia spp. (7.5%), Toxacara spp. (20%), Toxascaris leonina (1%), Uncinaria stenocephala (21%) and Trichuris vulpis (1.5%). No trematode eggs and nematode larvae were found in this study. 

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