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Oocysts and high seroprevalence of Neospora caninum in dogs living in remote Aboriginal communities and wild dogs in Australia

King, Jessica S; Brown, Graeme K; Jenkins, David; Ellis, John Timothy; Fleming, Peter J S; Windsor, Peter A; Slapeta, Jan

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Canines are definitive hosts of Neospora caninum (Apicomplexa). For horizontal transmission from canines to occur, viable oocysts of N. caninum must occur in the environment of susceptible intermediate hosts. Canids in Australia include wild dogs and Aboriginal community dogs. Wild dogs are those dogs that are not dependent on humans for survival and consist of the dingo, feral domestic dog and their hybrid genotypes. Aboriginal community dogs are dependent on humans, domesticated and owned by...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/68027
Source: Veterinary Parasitology
DOI: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2011.12.027

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