Vector-borne and zoonotic diseases of dogs in North-west New South Wales and the Northern Territory, Australia.
- Amanda J Shapiro,
- Graeme Brown,
- Jacqueline M Norris,
- Katrina L Bosward,
- Debbie J Marriot,
- Nandhakumar Balakrishnan,
- Edward B Breitschwerdt,
- Richard Malik
BMC Vet Res 2017 Aug 15;13(1):238. Epub 2017 Aug 15.
University of Sydney School of Veterinary Science, Building B14, Sydney, NSW, 2006, Australia.
Background: 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 general lack of veterinary intervention. We investigated haemoprotozoal and bacterial pathogen prevalences in relation to erythrocyte and platelet numbers in dogs from North-West New South Wales (N-W NSW) and the Northern Territory (NT; Central Australia). Read More