The heartworm organism, Dirofilaria immitis
, is transmitted by mosquitos, which ingest the L1 infective larval stage (also called microfilaria) while taking a blood meal primarily from an infected dog.
It is also active against ear mites, lice, gastrointestinal nematodes and prevents heartworm disease through its efficacy against Dirofilaria immitis
vasorum in canids is Dirofilaria immitis
, which also parasitizes the pulmonary arteries.
, colloquially known as the dog heartworm, is a nematode that utilizes dogs as its natural host.
Hematology, serum biochemistry, and urinalysis did not display any abnormalities and serology (snap ELISA, IDEXX[R]) for all of Leishmania infantum, Ehrlichia canis, and Anaplasmaphagocytophilum antibodies and Dirofilaria immitis
antigen was negative.
Aedes albopictus is a natural vector of Dirofilaria immitis
Con respecto a la dirofilariosis felina (DF) es producida por un nematodo filaroide, Dirofilaria immitis
In particular, a major zoonotic potential has been recently recognized for Dirofilaria immitis
phagocytophilum, Ehrlichia canis, and Borrellia burgdorferi and antigen of Dirofilaria immitis
, according to the protocol listed in the product insert.
Human pulmonary dirofilariasis (HPD) is caused by the transmission of infective third stage larvae of the canine heartworm, Dirofilaria immitis
, during blood-feeding by infected mosquitoes.
Histochemical differentiation of microfilariae of Dirofilaria immitis
, Dirofilaria repens, Dipetalonema sp.
9%; and 100% specificity, CI = 98%-100%) (10) which detects antibodies against Ehrlichia canis, Borrelia burgdorferi, Anaplasma phagocitophylum and Dirofilaria Immitis