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Type of publication: Straipsnis Clarivate Analytics Web of Science ar/ir Scopus / Article in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science or / and Scopus (S1)
Field of Science: Biologija / Biology (N010)
Author(s): Sabūnas, Vytautas;Radzijevskaja, Jana;Sakalauskas, Povilas;Paulauskas, Algimantas
Title: First report of heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis) infection in an imported dog in Lithuania
Is part of: Helminthologia. Berlin : De Gruyter, 2019, vol. 56, iss. 1
Extent: p. 57-61
Date: 2019
Keywords: Dirofilariasis;Heartworm;Dirofilaria immitis;Imported dog in Lithuania
Abstract: Over the past decade, increasing numbers of autochthonous cases of heartworm infection have been reported in the countries of Eastern Europe where previously only imported cases were described. In this report we have described the first clinical case of Dirofi laria immitis infection in an imported dog in Lithuania. In 2018, a 5-year-old male Spanish greyhound (Spanish galgo) was imported to Lithuania from southern Spain and referred to a small animal veterinary clinic in Vilnius for wellness screening. Circulating microfi lariae and female antigens of D. immitis were detected using the Knott’s test and SNAP 4Dx Plus Test (IDEXX Laboratories, Portland, USA). The diagnosis was confi rmed using molecular analysis. Treatment according to the guidelines recommended by the American Heartworm Society was applied. This is the fi rst confi rmed report of canine heartworm infection in an imported dog in Lithuania. Heartworm-infected dogs transported to North-Eastern Europe from endemic areas could act as microfi larial reservoirs for the local mosquito population, which could increase the risk of spreading the disease
Affiliation(s): Biologijos katedra
Gamtos mokslų fakultetas
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:1. Straipsniai / Articles
Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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