• Host factors associated with Giardia duodenalis infection in dogs across multiple diagnostic tests.

      Uiterwijk, Mathilde; Nijsse, Rolf; Kooyman, Frans N J; Wagenaar, Jaap A; Mughini-Gras, Lapo; Ploeger, Harm W (2019-11-21)
      Fecal samples from 1291 dogs from four groups (household, shelter, hunting and clinical dogs) were tested with qPCR, rapid enzyme immunochromatographic assay (IDEXX SNAP® Giardia), and direct immunofluorescence (DFA, Merifluor) for presence of G. duodenalis. Moreover, fecal samples were tested with centrifugation sedimentation flotation (CSF) coproscopical analysis for presence of gastrointestinal parasites. Associations were expressed as odds ratios (ORs).