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The Korean journal of parasitology v.48 no.2 = no.146, 2010년, pp.145 - 149   SCIE
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Survey of Flea Infestation in Dogs in Different Geographical Regions of Iran

Tavassoli, Mosa    (Department of Pathobiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Urmia University   ); Ahmadi, Amir    (Department of Pathobiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Urmia University   ); Imani, Abbas    (Department of Pathobiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Urmia University   ); Ahmadiara, Emad    (Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Tehran University   ); Javadi, Shahram    (Department of Clinical Science, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Urmia University   ); Hadian, Mojtaba    (Department of Clinical Science, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Urmia University  );
  • 초록

    Medically important arthropods, including fleas, play an important role in causing clinical disorders and disease in man and domestic animals. This study was conducted to determine the seasonal flea infestations for domestic dogs from different geographic regions of Iran. A total of 407 fleas, belonging to 5 different species, were recovered from 83 domestic dogs from 3 regions. There was a distinctive pattern of species distribution and infestations with the highest infestation rates observed in a temperate climate and higher rainfall. Additionally, fleas were observed over all seasons, except February and March, with the highest infestation rate observed in August (24.7%) and the lowest rate in January (1.7%). They also parasitize dogs with a different spectrum of species. The cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis (67.5%), exhibited the highest prevalence among all flea species found on dogs. Thus, climatic conditions and seasonal patterns impact on flea infestation and must be considered in developing control programs.


  • 주제어

    Ctenocephalides felis .   arthropod .   ectoparasite .   flea .   infestation .   dog.  

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