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Table 3 Individual infectious agents in the real-time PCR canine diarrhea panel of dogs from Southern Brazil

From: Presence of infectious agents and co-infections in diarrheic dogs determined with a real-time polymerase chain reaction-based panel

Pathogen (Diarrheic dogs) (Control dogs)
  No. positive (%) 95% CI No. positive (%) 95% CI P value
  (n = 104)   (n = 43)   
Overall rate* 71 (68.3) 58.3- 76.9 13 (30.2) 17.67 - 46.3 < 0.001
Canine distemper virus** 9 (8.7) 4.3 - 16.2 0 (0) 0 – 10.2 0.058
Canine parvovirus type 2* 36 (34.6) 25.7 - 44.7 0 (0) 0 – 10.2 0.001
Salmonella spp. 1 (1) 0.05 - 6.01 0 (0) 0 – 10.2 1
Cryptosporidium spp. 8 (7.7) 3.6 - 15.0 2 (4.7) 0.8 - 17.1 0.723
Giardia spp. 14 (13.5) 7.8 - 21.9 2 (4.7) 0.8 - 17.1 0.151
Canine coronavirus 12 (11.5) 6.4 - 19.7 3 (7) 1.8- 20.1 0.554
C. perfringens alpha toxin gene* 40 (38.5) 29.2 – 48.5 6 (14) 5.8 – 28.6 0.006
  1. *Significantly (P < 0.05) different between Diarrhea Group and Control Group.
  2. **Significantly (P < 0.1) different between Diarrhea Group and Control Group.