Stray Dogs Internal Parasites from Baquba City , Diyala Province, Iraq

Raad Hammodi Hasson


The survey was done in order to investigate the prevalence of internal parasites in the intestines of dogs in Diyala province  during the period from February  to  April 2013. A total of 30 stray dog's fecal samples from 5 different areas in Diyala province were collected  ; examined by the flotation technique , sedimentation technique and direct smear .The total prevalence was 16.66% .The parasites eggs isolated were Dipylipidium caninum  , Toxocara spp. , Isospora spp., Teania spp. , Mesocestoides spp. and Echinococcus spp. with different percentages. Proportion of infection was higher in young dogs 6? months old 13.33% , than older dogs those of 12 ? months old 3.33%. 

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