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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: DEVELOPMENT OF AN INTEGRATED RISK MODEL FOR FOODBORNE ZOONOTIC PARASITES IN SWINE Title: Domestic Dogs As Sources and Sentinels of Parasites in Northern People and Wildlife

Authors
item Salb, Amanda - CALGARY CANADA
item Barkema, German - CALGARY CANADA
item Elkin, Brett - CANADA
item Andrew Thompson, R - MURDOCK, AUSTRALIA
item Whiteside, Douglas - CANADA
item Black, Sandra P, - CANADA
item DUBEY, JITENDER
item Kutz, Susan - CANADA

Submitted to: Emerging Infectious Diseases
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: December 3, 2007
Publication Date: February 1, 2008
Citation: Salb, A.L., Barkema, G.W., Elkin, B.T., Andrew Thompson, R.C., Whiteside, D.P., Black, Sandra P, Dubey, J.P., Kutz, S.J. 2008. Domestic dogs as sources and sentinels of parasites in northern people and wildlife. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 14:60-63.

Interpretive Summary: Neospora caninum and Toxoplasma gondii are a single-celled parasites that can cause serious illness in dogs. Scientists at the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center and University of Calgary, Canada report a survey of parasites in two northern Canadian communities.The results will be of interest to biologists, parasitologists, and veterinarians

Technical Abstract: A minimum of 11 genera of parasites, including 7 known or suspected zoonoses, were detected in dogs in two northern Canadian communities. Dogs in remote settlements receive minimal veterinary care and may serve as sources and sentinels for parasites in people and wildlife, and as “parasite-bridges” between wildlife and people

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