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A Study Of Canine Dirofilariasis In Kuala Lumpur


Dhaliwal, Gurmeet Kaur (1988) A Study Of Canine Dirofilariasis In Kuala Lumpur. Masters thesis, Universiti Pertanian Malaysia.

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Although much importance has been placed on human filariasis , work on canine filariasis is limited in this country . This study was carried out to obtain a general overview on the status of canine dirofilariasis in Kuala Lumpur. Throughout a one year study , parasitological records were studied and blood samples were collected from stray dogs which were later necropsied . Blood samples were subjected to the modified Knott's concentration technique, the dire ct smear and the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay which was developed using the adult worm antigen . Information was obtained from private practitioners by the use of questionaires . The period prevalence of canine dirofilariasis was 42. 0 percent and 10.0 percent within the s t ray dog and owned dog populations respectively.

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Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subject: Canine heartworm disease
Subject: Dogs - Diseases - Wilayah Persekutuan - Kuala Lumpur
Call Number: FPV 1988 4
Chairman Supervisor: Dr. Rehana binti Abdullah Sani
Divisions: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Depositing User: Mohd Nezeri Mohamad
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2011 14:47
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2011 14:47
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