Toggle Main Menu Toggle Search

Open Access padlockePrints

Epidemiological Scenario of Giardiosis in Dogs from Central Italy

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Olivier Sparagano


Full text for this publication is not currently held within this repository. Alternative links are provided below where available.


In order to update and implement the data on the epidemiological situation of giardiosis in the Italian arena, stool samples from 240 dogs living in the Abruzzo region (central Italy) were examined for prevalence, risk factors, and genotypes. Giardia duodenalis cysts were detected in 26.6% of the dogs and kennel dogs tested. Dogs younger than 12 months (38%) and with diarrhea (46%) were statistically more affected. Species-specific G. duodenalis assemblages (C and D) were identified in kennel and in privately owned dogs, while the zoonotic assemblage A was identified in privately owned dogs. In light of these results, giardiosis in dogs, and mainly in well-cared dogs, is still a problem of concern and may pose a public health risk.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Paoletti B, Iorio R, Capelli G, Sparagano OAE, Giangaspero A

Editor(s): Sparagano, O; Maillard, JC; Figueroa , JV

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: Animal Biodiversity and Emerging Diseases: Prediction and Prevention

Year of Conference: 2008

Pages: 371-374

ISSN: 0077-8923 (print) 1749-6632 (online)

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.


DOI: 10.1196/annals.1428.005

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

Series Title: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

ISBN: 9781573317146