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Diagnostic of Giardia lamblia in kennel dogs of Madrid City Council by direct microscopy and real time PCR

Poster communication in 5th Annual Scientific Meeting on Zoonoses Research in Europe

June 3rd, 2009

Garcia N., Gonzalo B., Ochoa P., Gonzalez P., Gil N., Martinez I., Alvarez J. and Goyache J.

Number of pets has increased in the last years in many developed countries. On the other hand, uncontrolled population of stray dogs living close to human in urban environments is also a common issue in developing countries. Several dog intestinal parasites are zoonotic, and therefore its control becomes both an Animal and Public Health issue. Among them, Giardia lamblia (causative agent of canine giardiasis) is a pathogen commonly found in dogs, especially in certain situations, with reported prevalences of up to 100% in kenneled animals (1). In addition, certain assemblages of G. lamblia are pathogenic for humans, and therefore infected dogs could represent a potential source of infection (2). Detection of Giardia cysts or trophozoites by microscopic observation has been largely applied; however, this method is time consuming, and the sensitivity of this method is highly dependent on the number of samples analyzed and the skills of the technician. Alternative techniques such as molecular detection of the protozoo have been developed lately, yielding excellent results




Participants:

Universidad ComplutenseServicio Veterinario de Urgencia de Madrid (SEVEMUR). Servicio de Zoonosis Emergentes, de Baja Prevalencia y Agresivos Biológicos (NED). Centro de Vigilancia Sanitaria Veterinaria (VISAVET). Universidad Complutense (UCM).

Universidad ComplutenseDepartamento de Sanidad Animal. Facultad de Veterinaria. Universidad Complutense (UCM).


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5ª Reunión Cientí­fica Anual de Investigación de las Zoonosis en Europa


5ª Reunión Cientí­fica Anual de Investigación de las Zoonosis en Europa
Jun 3rd-6th, 2009
El Escorial
Spain

TITLE: Diagnostic of Giardia lamblia in kennel dogs of Madrid City Council by direct microscopy and real time PCR


TYPE: Poster communication


AUTHORS: Garcia N., Gonzalo B., Ochoa P., Gonzalez P., Gil N., Martinez I., Alvarez J. and Goyache J.


VISAVET PARTICIPANTS


First
Nerea García Benzaquén
4th
Pablo González Aranda
6th
Irene Martínez Alares
7th
Julio Álvarez Sánchez
Last
Joaquín Goyache Goñi

DATE: June 3rd, 2009


CITE THIS COMMUNICATION:

Garcia N., Gonzalo B., Ochoa P., Gonzalez P., Gil N., Martinez I., Alvarez J. and Goyache J. Diagnostic of Giardia lamblia in kennel dogs of Madrid City Council by direct microscopy and real time PCR. 5ª Reunión Cientí­fica Anual de Investigación de las Zoonosis en Europa, European Network for the Prevention and Control of Zoonoses and Food Borne Diseases, El Escorial, Spain, June 3rd, 2009. (Poster communication)


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