CANINE LEISHMANIOSIS IN CROATIA – AN UPDATE

Živičnjak, T.,* Martinković, F.,* Pinter, Lj.,** Ivšić Škoda, D.,***
* University of Zagreb, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases with Clinic; Heinzelova 55; 10000 Zagreb, Croatia; tatjanaz@vef.hr
** University of Zagreb, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Microbiology and Infective Diseases With Clinic
*** University of Zagreb, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Internal Diseases Clinic

ABSTRACT

The present note reports the findings of the two parallel cross-sectional serological surveys for anti-leishmania antibodies in dogs. The first group consisted of 271 dogs from endemic area, and the second group consisted of 891 dogs living in the not endemic area.
In the first group 12/271 (4.42%) samples reacted positive with ELISA; besides ELISA, positive with IFAT and dipstick were 8/12 sera samples.
In the second group 19/872 samples reacted positive with ELISA (2.1 %). Along with ELISA, positive with IFAT were 6/19 sera samples and besides ELISA and IFAT, with dipstick reacted positive 5/19 sera samples.

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