Laboratory diagnosis of Giardia duodenalis infection in dogs.

D. G. Baker, D. R. Strombeck, L. J. Gershwin

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Abstract

Results of trichrome staining of fecal samples and intestinal contents preserved in polyvinyl alcohol fixative, fecal flotation utilizing unpreserved feces, and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay of serum specimens were compared for the diagnosis of Giardia duodenalis infections in dogs. Trichrome staining of preserved fecal samples resulted in the identification of 44 (92%) of the 48 infected dogs from a group of 200 dogs. Trichrome staining of preserved intestinal contents resulted in the identification of 26 (54%) of the infected dogs, and fecal flotation resulted in the identification of 23 (48%) of the infected dogs. Giardia duodenalis antibodies were not detected consistently in the sera of infected dogs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-56
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Volume190
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

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