Abstract

Toxocara canis (Werner, 1782) is the round worm most frequently found in dogs. From surveys in the United States, approximately 40-100% of young dogs and 5-70% of older dogs are infected with this parasite. Of 97 adult dogs surveyed in Provo, Utah, in 1968, 17. 5% were infected with T. canis (Fox, personal communication). Adult dogs become infected by ingesting food contaminated with the infective eggs from this parasite. Puppies are most frequently infected prenatally from their mother (Nifontov, I 949; Yutuc, 1949; Sprent, 1958; Webster, I 958; Douglas and Baker, 1959; Scothorn, Koutz and Groves, 1965; Wiseman. 19 69).

Degree

MS

College and Department

Plant and Wildlife Sciences

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Date Submitted

1969-08-01

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/Letd106

Keywords

Nematodes

Language

English

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