Canine toxoplasmosis : clinical and pathological aspects

Katia Denise Saraiva Bresciani, Alvimar José da Costa, Italmar Teodorico Navarro, Gilson Hélio Toniollo, Cláudio Alessandro Massamitsu Sakamoto, Tiago Pereira Arantes, Solange Maria Gennari

Abstract


Inquiries about toxoplasmosis are essential because its zoonotic potential and pathogenicity in pets and production animals. The dog can be involved in the mechanical transmission of the infection by Toxoplasma gondii and in spite of not being the definitive host, it has an epidemiological role in this disease. The high rate of dogs naturally infected by T. gondii and the great possibility of adquiring this protozoan, justify the importance of attempting against for the occurrence of this illness. The aim of this article was to demonstrated through literature revision, some clinical aspects, epidemic and pathological of the toxoplasmosis in the canine species.


Keywords


Toxoplasma gondii; Dogs.



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5433/1679-0359.2008v29n1p189

Semina: Ciênc. Agrár.
Londrina - PR
E-ISSN 1679-0359
DOI: 10.5433/1679-0359
E-mail: semina.agrarias@uel.br
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