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Year: 2018, Issue: June

Association of dogs (Canis lupus familiaris, Linnaeus,1753) and risk perception of zoonotic infection for humans.


Hamida Khanum, Sharmin Musa and Rezwana Ahmed


Canis lupus Familiaris, Risk perception, Zoonotic infection and humans.

A study was conducted to determine the prevalence of zoonotic parasites in dogs of Katabon Pet Market 30 dogs were examined. Among them 26 dogs (86.67%) were infected with different zoonotic parasites. The effects of season, age and sex of the hosts were also observed.10 species of parasites were found and which had high prevalence were : Capillaria spp. (86.67%), Trichuris vulpis (83.33%), Toxocara canis (76.67%), Ascaris lumbricoides (76.67%) and Toxascaris leonine (50%). Female (100%) had high infection rate than male (78.95%). In female dog, Trichuris vulpis (100%), Ascaris lumbricoides and Capillaria spp. (90.90%) had high prevalence. Puppies had 100% prevalence followed by young (83.33%) and adult dogs (81.82%). Ascaris lumbricoides had highest prevalence (100%) in puppies. Dogs had highest parasitic prevalence in monsoon (90.1%) followed by in summer (85.71%) and winter (83.33%). In monsoon, Toxascaris leonine and Toxocara canis had highest prevalence 85.71%. Among two breeds, German shepherd had higher prevalence (91.67%) than German spitz (83.33%). In German shepherd, female had higher prevalence (100%) than male (77.78%). In German spitz, female had higher prevalence (100%) than male (80%). From the above result, it could be stated that dogs act as zoonotic agent which is a threat for human health. So proper control measure should be taken to avoid this threat.

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