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Conclusions
Acholic faeces resolved, however icterus persisted. Moreover signs of liver insufficiency, hepatic encephalopathy and portal hypertension have developed.
WSVA7-0079
INFECTIOUS AND EMERGING DISEASES
EPIDEMIOLOGICAL ASPECTS ASSOCIATED WITH BABESIA VOGELI (REICHENOW, 1934) DETECTION IN DOGS NATURALLY INFECTED AT ITAGUAÍ MICROREGION, RIO DE JANEIRO STATE, BRAZIL
P. Gonzaga Paulino1, A.P. Martinez de Abreu2, R. Lins da Costa1, C. Bezerra da Silva1,
G. Lopes Vivas Vitari1, M. Peckle Peixoto2,
M. Sandes Pires2, D. Martins dos Santos1,
T. Araújo Camilo1, T. Vilela1, R.C. Alvarenga Tolomelli1, C.L. Massard2, H. Santos Azevedo1
1Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, Epidemiology and Public Health, Seropédica, Brazil 2Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, Parasitology, Seropédica, Brazil
Introduction
Hemoparasitoses are very important infectious diseases, especially in Brazil, because it has a high prevalence
at veterinary clinical attendance. Canine babesiosis is mostly caused by Babesia vogeli in this country and
it is transmitted by Riphicephalus sanguineus ticks. The diagnosis of this disease depends significantly on laboratory-based methods because the clinical manifestations are often non-specific.
Objectives
The aim of the present study was to investigate epidemiological aspects of canine babesiosis at the Itaguaí microregion, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil.
Methods
Three hundred and seventy-three blood samples were collected from the previous local cited above. During collection, an epidemiological questionnaire was applied to identify factors potentially associated with infection. Laboratory analysis was carried out through polymerase chain reaction (PCR) aiming the detection of pathogens by the amplification of heat shock protein 70kDa gene and sequencing. The multiple logistic regression model was created as a function of testing positive dogs for Babesia vogeli.
Results
Among the 373 blood samples from dogs, 8.9% (n = 33/373) were positive. According to the multiple logistic regression model three variables better explain the disease in dogs. The habit to live in the residence (OR = 1.88; IC = 0,94-3,80), the presence of ectoparasites (OR = 3,00; IC = 1,03-8,75) and veterinary assistance (OR
= 0,41; IC = 0,18 – 8,70) were associated with Babesia vogeli infection in dogs.
An Urban Experience
 Acknowledgment
Financial support was provided by IGA VFU Brno 129/2016/FVL.
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