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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(9): 714-721
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.809.086


Epidemiological Studies on Canine Microfilariosis due to Dirofilaria repens in and around Mangalore- a Coastal Region of Karnataka
D. S. Malatesh*, C. Ansar Kamran, K. J. Ananda, Ganesh Udupa, Ramesh, P. T. Suguna Rao and N. B. Shridhar
Department of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary College, KVAFSU Shivamogga-577 204, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A study was conducted to ascertain the epidemiology of canine microfilariosis in and around Mangalore a coastal region of Karnataka for a period of one year from March-2018 to February-2019. A total of 214 blood samples were collected from dogs suspected for microfilariosis and were screened for microfilaria by modified knott's method. Among 214 samples screened, 95 samples were found positive for microfilaria with an overall prevalence of 44.39 per cent. The species of microfilaria was identified as D. repens based on the morphology and micrometry. Age wise prevalence was found highest in adult dogs and least in puppies. During the study, highest prevalence was observed during North-east monsoon season from October to December months (71.42%). The breed wise prevalence showed highest in Labrador, followed by Doberman and Golden retriever dogs. The gender wise prevalence was found higher in males (71.05%) than females. The infection was found more in dogs kept outdoor as well as near drainage area.


Keywords: Epidemiology, Canine microfilariosis, D. repens, Mangalore
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Malatesh, D. S., C. Ansar Kamran, K. J. Ananda, Ganesh Udupa, K. Ramesh, P. T. Suguna Rao and Shridhar, N. B. 2019. Epidemiological Studies on Canine Microfilariosis due to Dirofilaria repens in and around Mangalore- a Coastal Region of KarnatakaInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(9): 714-721. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.809.086