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Cardiorespiratory and gastrointestinal parasites of dogs in north-west Italy

Introduction Dogs can host several helminth species, many of which are of zoonotic importance and may be a threat to human health causing serious diseases ( Soriano et al ., 2010 ; Mateus et al ., 2014 ). In fact, dog parasites represent a potential risk to public health, especially in children or immuno-compromised people, since direct or indirect transmission of parasitic infections from dogs to humans can occur ( Martínez-Moreno et al ., 2007 ; Xhaxhiu et al ., 2011 ). Thus, there is continuing interest in implementing control measures ( Traversa

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Evaluation of Supplementation of Defatted Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia illucens) Larvae Meal in Beagle Dogs

M.S. (2016). Evaluating the suitability of maggot meal as a partial substitute of soya bean on the productive traits, digestibility indices and organoleptic properties of broiler meat. J. Anim. Physiol. Anim. Nutr., 100: 649–656. Khoushab F., Yamabhai M. (2010). Chitin research revisited. Marine Drugs, 8: 1988–2012. Kierończyk B., Rawski M., Pawełczyk P., Różyńska J., Golusik J., Józefiak D. (2018). Do insects smell attractive to dogs? A comparison of dog reactions to insects and commercial feed aromas – a preliminary study. Ann. Anim. Sci., 18: 795

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Assessment of Selenium Concentration in Selected Organs of Farmed Raccoon Dogs (Nyctereutes Procyonoides)

lower in patients with coronary atherosclerosis. Jpn. Heart J., 38: 793-798. Yu S., Wedekind K.J., Kirk C.A., Nachreiner R.F. (2006). Primary hair growth in dogs depends on dietary selenium concentrations. J. Anim. Physiol. An. N., 90: 146-151. Zabłocki Z. (1990). Selenium in the soils and plants of West Pomerania. (In Polish). Dissertation No. 21, Agricultural University, Szczecin, Poland. Zaporowska H. (2002). Micronutrients in animal and human life. (In Polish). Wyd. UMCS Lublin

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Molecular detection of E. granulosus sheep strain (G1) infections in naturally infected dogs in Punjab (India)

[1] Boufana, B. S., Campos-Ponce, M., Naidich, A., Buishi, I., Lahmar, S., Zeyhle, E., Jenkins, D. J., Combes, B., Wen, H., Xiao, N., Nakao, M., Ito, A., Qiu, J., Craig, P. S. (2008): Evaluation of three PCR assays for the identification of the Sheep strain (Genotype 1) of Echinococcus granulosus in canid feces and parasite tissues. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg., 78(5): 777–783 [2] Deka, D. K., Islam, S., Borkakoty, M., Saleque, A., Hussain, I., Nath, K. (2008): Prevalence of Echinococcus granulosus in dogs and

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Parasitic contamination of urban and rural environments in the Slovak Republic: dog’s excrements as a source

[1] Amaral, H. L., Rassier, G. L., Pepe, M. S., Gallina, T., Villela, M. M., Nobre Mde, O., Scaini, C. J., Berne, M. E. (2010): Presence of Toxocara canis eggs on the hair of dogs: a risk factor for Visceral Larva Migrans. Vet. Parasitol., 174: 115–118. DOI: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2010.07.016 [2] Antolová, D., Reiterová, K., Miterpáková, M., Stanko, M., Dubinský, P. (2004): Circulation of Toxocara spp. in suburban and rural ecosystems in the Slovak republic. Vet. Parasitol

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Do insects smell attractive to dogs? A comparison of dog reactions to insects and commercial feed aromas – a preliminary study


The goal of the present study was to investigate the olfactory attractiveness of air-dried insects used as aromas to dogs. The trial consisted of 35 adult dogs (20 males, 15 females) aged between 12 months and 7 years (mean = 3.6), varied in terms of breed, kept as companion animals. The dogs had free olfactory access to selected unprocessed dried insects, i.e., mealworm (Tenebrio molitor), Turkestan cockroach (Shelfordella lateralis), black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens), and tropical house cricket (Gryllodes sigillatus), as well as commercial dried and pelleted dog feed, which was used as a control treatment. Samples (100 g) were located separately in non transparent closed boxes with 5 perforations in the cover (7 mm each) to improve the intensity of the aromas without direct contact with the tested samples. The box was recorded as chosen when the dog showed interest in it for more than 15 seconds continuously per each attempt (3 attempts per dog). The presented study shows that the selected insect species were chosen as frequently as the control group (P=0.03). However, in terms of preferences by dog gender, Tenebrio molitor was favored more often by males than by females, which preferred Shelfordella lateralis. The current preliminary data suggest that the olfactory features of the selected insect species may be attractive to dogs.

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Dirofilariosis in Slovakia - a new endemic area in Central Europe

[1] Anderson, R. C. (2000): Nematode parasites of vertebrates, their development and transmission. 2nd Edition, CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK, 650 p. [2] Cancrini, G., Sun Yanchang, Della Torre, A., Coluzzi, M. (1988): Influenza della temperatura sullo sviluppo larvale di Dirofilaria repens in diverse specie di zanzare. Parassitologia, 30: 38 [3] Cringoli, G., Rinaldi, L., Veneziano, V., Capelli, G. (2001): Prevalence survey and risk analysis of filariosis in dogs from the Mt

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2. Beneficial Aspects of Inulin Supplementation as a Fructooligosaccharide Prebiotic in Monogastric Animal Nutrition – A Review

-2438. Bednarczyk M., Urbanowski M., Gulewicz P., Kasperczyk K., Maiorano G., Szwaczkowski T. (2011). Field and in vitro study on prebiotic effect of raffinose family oligosaccharides in chickens. Bull. Vet. Inst. Pulawy, 55: 465-469. Beloshapka A.N., Duclos L.M., Vester Boler B.M., Swanson K.S. (2012). Effects of inulin or yeast cell-wall extract on nutrient digestibility, fecal fermentative end-product concentrations, and blood metabolite concentrations in adult dogs fed raw meat-based diets. Am. J.Vet. Res. 73: 1016-1023. Beloshapka A.N., Dowd S

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Serological survey for canine angiostrongylosis in Slovakia

References ALHO, A.M., SCHNYDER, M., MEIRELES, J., BELO, S., DEPLAZES, P., MADEIRA DE CARVALHO, L. (2014): Preliminary results on the seroprevalence of Angiostrongylus vasorum and co-infection with Dirofilaria immitis in shelter dogs from Portugal. Parasit. Vectors, 7: O26. DOI:10.1186/1756-3305-7-S1-O26 BARUTZKI, D., SCHAPER, R. (2009): Natural infections of Angiostrongylus vasorum and Crenosoma vulpis in dogs in Germany (2007 - 2009). Parasitol. Res., 105 Suppl 1: 39 - 48. DOI: 10.1007/ s00436-009-1494-x BOLT

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Stray dogs of Sofia (Bulgaria) could be an important reservoir of heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis)

Introduction Dirofilaria immitis is a parasitic nematode that causes heartworm infection. It is a vector-borne disease transmitted by culicid mos- quitoes and that mainly affects dogs and cats. Furthermore, D. immitis is a zoonotic parasite that causes pulmonary dirofilariosis in infected humans ( McCall et al., 2008 ; Simón et al., 2012 ). Heartworm is a worldwide distributed infection. Due to the humid- ity and temperature required by mosquito vectors, the disease is mainly present in tropical and subtropical areas. In Europe, D. im- mitis is endemic

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