canine leishmaniasis

ca·nine leish·man·i·a·sis

a mild infection of dogs, usually confined to the muzzle or ears, produced by human disease-causing species of Leishmania; dogs therefore are important reservoirs of human infection, such as with visceral leishmaniasis in the Mediterranean region.
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A retrospective clinical study of canine leishmaniasis in 150 dogs naturally infected by Leishmania infantum.
Rat leishmaniasis could complicate the epidemiologic situation of human and canine leishmaniasis, considering that the Norway rat is the most widespread mammal in the world after humans and also the most abundant animal in cities.
A vaccine used to prevent dogs from contracting the deadly, parasitic disease canine leishmaniasis also can be used to treat currently infected dogs, say researchers at the University of Iowa.
(2008) (16) studying canine leishmaniasis achieved a low detection limit ranging from 1 to 21 parasites/[micro]L in urine specimens from dogs with only cutaneous signs, compared to a detection limit of around 568-590 in urine samples from dogs affected by severe nephropathy.
Canine leishmaniasis: Pathological and ecological factors influencing transmission of infection.
Canine leishmaniasis associated with systemic vasculitis in two dogs.
Hannah also warned: "In southern Europe sandflies are active from March to October and carry canine leishmaniasis, a disease that causes lesions, weight loss and kidney failure.
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