Section edited by Diana Williams and Johannes Charlier

The parasitology section publishes research findings which focus on clinical, macro pathological, cell and molecular biological aspects of parasitological infections. This includes studies on livestock, companion animals, equines, wild animals, fish, laboratory animals and animal models of human infections. Studies on related zoonotic and emerging infections are also accepted.

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  1. Case Report

    Tick-borne encephalitis in a naturally infected sheep

    Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is the most important viral tick borne zoonosis in Europe. In Germany, about 250 human cases are registered annually, with the highest incidence reported in the last years coming ...

    Brigitte Böhm, Benjamin Schade, Benjamin Bauer, Bernd Hoffmann, Donata Hoffmann, Ute Ziegler, Martin Beer, Christine Klaus, Herbert Weissenböck and Jens Böttcher

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:267

    Published on: 22 August 2017

  2. Research article

    Main lesions in the central nervous system of dogs due to Leishmania infantum infection

    Canine visceral leishmaniasis (CVL) is endemic in São Luís Maranhão/Brazil and it leads a varied clinical picture, including neurological signs.

    Weline Lopes Macau, Joicy Cortez de Sá, Ana Patrícia de Carvalho da Silva, Alessandra Lima Rocha, Renata Mondêgo-Oliveira, Fábio Henrique Evangelista de Andrade, Caroline Magalhães Cunha, Kátia da Silva Calabrese and Ana Lucia Abreu-Silva

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:255

    Published on: 18 August 2017

  3. Case Report

    A rare case of acute toxoplasmosis in a stray dog due to infection of T. gondii clonal type I: public health concern in urban settings with stray animals?

    Typing of Toxoplasma gondii strains is important in epidemiological surveys, to understand the distribution and virulence of different clones of the parasite among human and animal populations. Stray dogs can be ...

    Sergio Migliore, Salvatore La Marca, Cristian Stabile, Vincenzo Di Marco Lo Presti and Maria Vitale

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:249

    Published on: 17 August 2017

  4. Research article

    Genotyping and comparative pathology of Spirocerca in black-backed jackals (Canis mesomelas) in South Africa

    The pathology of spirocercosis, a disease caused by the infestation of carnivores with the nematode Spirocerca lupi, has been extensively described in domestic dogs and coyotes. However, it has not been described...

    M. M. Bumby, M. C. Williams, J. C. A. Steyl, R. Harrison-White, H. Lutermann, G. T. Fosgate, P. J. de Waal, J. Mitha and S. J. Clift

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:245

    Published on: 16 August 2017

  5. Research article

    Vector-borne and zoonotic diseases of dogs in North-west New South Wales and the Northern Territory, Australia

    Vector-borne diseases of dogs in Australian Aboriginal communities are relatively unexplored. These dogs represent a unique group with variable ecto- and endo-parasitic burdens, nutritional stresses and a gene...

    Amanda J. Shapiro, Graeme Brown, Jacqueline M. Norris, Katrina L. Bosward, Debbie J. Marriot, Nandhakumar Balakrishnan, Edward B. Breitschwerdt and Richard Malik

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:238

    Published on: 15 August 2017

  6. Research article

    Searching for ivermectin resistance in a Strongylidae population of horses stabled in Poland

    There are no available studies describing the possible resistance of strongyles to ivermectin in horses in Poland. One hundred seventy three horses from nine stud farms from South-Western Poland were studied. ...

    A. Zak, N. Siwinska, M. Slowikowska, H. Borowicz, K. Kubiak, J. Hildebrand, M. Popiolek and A. Niedzwiedz

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:210

    Published on: 3 July 2017

  7. Research article

    High intensity of Tunga penetrans infection causing severe disease among pigs in Busoga, South Eastern Uganda

    Towards the improvement of stakeholders’ awareness of animal tungiasis, we report 10 unusual severe clinical cases of pig tungiasis which were associated with very high infection intensities of T. penetrans in an...

    Francis Mutebi, Jürgen Krücken, Hermann Feldmeier, Charles Waiswa, Norbert Mencke, Wilfred Eneku and Georg von Samson-Himmelstjerna

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:206

    Published on: 29 June 2017

  8. Case Report

    Angiostrongylus vasorum infection in dogs from a cardiopulmonary dirofilariosis endemic area of Northwestern Italy: a case study and a retrospective data analysis

    In Italy, Angiostrongylus vasorum, an emergent parasite, is being diagnosed in dogs from areas considered free of infection so far. As clinical signs are multiple and common to other diseases, its diagnosis can b...

    Emanuela Olivieri, Sergio Aurelio Zanzani, Alessia Libera Gazzonis, Chiara Giudice, Paola Brambilla, Isa Alberti, Stefano Romussi, Rocco Lombardo, Carlo Maria Mortellaro, Barbara Banco, Federico Maria Vanzulli, Fabrizia Veronesi and Maria Teresa Manfredi

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:165

    Published on: 7 June 2017

  9. Research article

    High prevalence of Enterocytozoon bieneusi zoonotic genotype D in captive golden snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus roxellanae) in zoos in China

    Enterocytozoon bieneusi is the dominant specie of microsporidia which can infect both anthroponotic and zoonotic species. The golden snub-nosed monkey is an endangered primate which ca...

    Fuchang Yu, Yayun Wu, Tongyi Li, Jianke Cao, Jiantang Wang, Suhui Hu, Huili Zhu, Sumei Zhang, Rongjun Wang, Changshen Ning and Longxian Zhang

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:158

    Published on: 5 June 2017

  10. Research article

    Parasitic outbreak of the copepod Balaenophilus manatorum in neonate loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) from a head-starting program

    Diseases associated to external parasitosis are scarcely reported in sea turtles. During the last decades several organism have been documented as a part of normal epibiont community connected to sea turtles. ...

    J. L. Crespo-Picazo, D. García-Parraga, F. Domènech, J. Tomás, F. J. Aznar, J. Ortega and J. M. Corpa

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:154

    Published on: 2 June 2017

  11. Research article

    Eprinomectin pour-on (EPRINEX® Pour-on, Merial): efficacy against gastrointestinal and pulmonary nematodes and pharmacokinetics in sheep

    The anthelmintic efficacy of the 0.5% w/v topical formulation of eprinomectin (EPN), EPRINEX® Pour-on (Merial) when administered at 1 mg/kg body weight was evaluated in sheep in two dose confirmation laboratory s...

    Dietmar Hamel, Antonio Bosco, Laura Rinaldi, Giuseppe Cringoli, Karl-Heinz Kaulfuß, Michael Kellermann, James Fischer, Hailun Wang, Katrin Kley, Sandra Mayr, Renate Rauh, Martin Visser, Thea Wiefel, Becky Fankhauser and Steffen Rehbein

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:148

    Published on: 30 May 2017

  12. Research article

    A serosurvey of selected cystogenic coccidia in Spanish equids: first detection of anti-Besnoitia spp. specific antibodies in Europe

    Equine besnoitiosis, caused by Besnoitia bennetti, and equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM), caused by Sarcocystis neurona and Neospora hughesi are relevant equine diseases in the Americas that have been scar...

    Daniel Gutiérrez-Expósito, Ignacio García-Bocanegra, Daniel K. Howe, Antonio Arenas-Montes, Michelle R. Yeargan, SallyAnne L. Ness, Luis M. Ortega-Mora and G. Álvarez-García

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:128

    Published on: 10 May 2017

  13. Research article

    A systematic review and meta-analysis of trypanosome prevalence in tsetse flies

    The optimisation of trypanosomosis control programs warrants a good knowledge of the main vector of animal and human trypanosomes in sub-Saharan Africa, the tsetse fly. An important aspect of the tsetse fly po...

    Reta D. Abdi, Getahun E. Agga, Weldegebrial G. Aregawi, Merga Bekana, Thomas Van Leeuwen, Vincent Delespaux and Luc Duchateau

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:100

    Published on: 13 April 2017

  14. Case Report

    First clinical case report of Cytauxzoon sp. infection in a domestic cat in France

    Feline cytauxzoonosis is an emerging infection caused by tick-transmitted apicomplexan parasites of the genus Cytauxzoon. The association of clinical disease with Cytauxzoon infection appears to be limited to C. ...

    Jean-Pierre Legroux, Lénaïg Halos, Magalie René-Martellet, Marielle Servonnet, Jean-Luc Pingret, Gilles Bourdoiseau, Gad Baneth and Luc Chabanne

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:81

    Published on: 29 March 2017

  15. Research article

    Quantification of resistant alleles in the β-tubulin gene of field strains of gastrointestinal nematodes and their relation with the faecal egg count reduction test

    Benzimidazole (BZ) resistance in gastrointestinal nematodes is associated with a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) at codons 167, 198 and 200 in the isotype 1 of beta-tubulin gene although in some species t...

    Myriam Esteban-Ballesteros, Francisco A. Rojo-Vázquez, Philip J. Skuce, Lynsey Melville, Camino González-Lanza and María Martínez-Valladares

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:71

    Published on: 20 March 2017

  16. Research article

    Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii infection in feral cats in Qatar

    Cats are essential in the life cycle of Toxoplasma gondii as they can shed the environmentally resistant oocysts after acquiring infection. Human populations living in cities with high densities of feral cats are...

    Sonia Boughattas, Jerzy Behnke, Aarti Sharma and Marawan Abu-Madi

    BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:26

    Published on: 18 January 2017

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