Investigation of the Prevalence of Dirofilaria immitis in Dogs in Ardahan Region

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Authors

  • Cemalettin Ayvazoğlu
  • Enes Akyüz
  • Metin Ögün
  • Pınar Ayvazoglu Demir
  • Şemiştan Kızıltepe

Keywords:

Ardahan, canine vector-borne diseases, dirofilariasis, dog

Abstract

The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of Dirofilaria immitis (D. immitis) in dogs in the Ardahan region. The study material consisted of 100 Akbaş crossbred dogs (53 females and 47 males) between the ages of 3-7 in Ardahan region. An immunochromatographic analysis test kit was used to determine seroprevalence. The presence of antigen against D. immitis was determined as 12% (12/100). When the dogs with antigens against D. immitis were evaluated according to their age, it was determined that the highest positivity was in 4 years old (15%) (P˃0.05). Antigen presence against D. immitis was detected in 10.6% of male dogs and 13.2% of female dogs (P˃0.05). According to the data obtained from this study, it was concluded that D. immitis was seen in dogs in the Ardahan region and that protection and control measures should be taken for the eradication of this disease due to reasons such as global warming, wildlife and lack of education.

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2022-08-27

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Ayvazoğlu, C., Akyüz, E., Ögün, M., Ayvazoglu Demir, P., & Kızıltepe, Şemiştan. (2022). Investigation of the Prevalence of Dirofilaria immitis in Dogs in Ardahan Region. International Journal of Veterinary and Animal Research (IJVAR), 5(2), 50–53. Retrieved from https://ijvar.org/index.php/ijvar/article/view/539

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