Molecular detection of tick-borne rickettsial and protozoan pathogens in domestic dogs from Turkey

Aktas M., Ozubek S., Altay K., Ipek N. D. S. , BALKAYA İ., ÜTÜK A. E. , ...More

PARASITES & VECTORS, vol.8, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/s13071-015-0763-z
  • Title of Journal : PARASITES & VECTORS


Background: Canine tick-borne parasites have emerged in recent years, showing a wider geographic distribution and increased global prevalence. In addition to their veterinary importance, domestic dogs play an important role in the transmission cycles of some agents by acting as reservoirs and sentinels. This study investigated Babesia, Theileria, Anaplasma, and Ehrlichia species in asymptomatic dogs in ten provinces of Turkey.