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CORTES, Valdson de Angelis; PAIM, Gil Vianna  and  ALENCAR FILHO, Rufino Antunes de. Ancylostoma and toxocara infestation in dogs and cats impounded on through-fares of S. Paulo, Brazil. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 1988, vol.22, n.4, pp.341-343. ISSN 1518-8787.

Feces, collected after the killing of 9,150 dogs and 674 cats caught on throughfares of S. Paulo City, Brazil, and impounded, were examined for evidence of Ancylostomidae and Ascaridae parasites by the direct Willis' and sedimentation methods. The present article relates to material collected during the period 1980-1985. The following infestation rates were discovered: 59.83% of dogs and 22.26% of cats were found to have Toxocara sp. ova.

Keywords : Dog diseases [parasitology]; Cat diseases [parasitology]; Feces [parasitology]; Ancylostomiasis [veterinary]; Toxocariasis [veterinary].

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