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dc.creatorLaušević, Dejan
dc.creatorIlić, Tamara
dc.creatorNenadović, Katarina
dc.creatorBacić, Dragan
dc.creatorObrenović, Sonja
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-03T14:32:46Z
dc.date.available2020-06-03T14:32:46Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn1230-2821
dc.identifier.urihttp://vet-erinar.vet.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/1729
dc.description.abstractPurpose The incidence of vector-borne zoonoses has been increasing in Europe as a result of global climate change, and rickettsioses are a significant etiologic entity among these infections. The objective of this study was to investigate the seroprevalences of Rickettsia conorii, Ehrlichia canis and Coxiella burnetii in dogs in Montenegro. Methods The seroepidemiological study covered 259 dogs, of which 155 were owned dogs suspected of infection with agents of rickettsial aetiology from the continental (Podgorica) or five coastal municipalities of Montenegro (Budva, Herceg Novi, Kotor, Ulcinj and Bar), and 104 dogs were from a public shelter in Podgorica. The presence of specific IgG antibodies against R. conorii was analysed using a commercial indirect enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) test, and the presence of antibodies against E. canis and C. burnetii was analysed using commercial indirect immunofluorescence tests (IFAT). Results Seroprevalences of 73.36, 19.3 and 1.16% were determined for R. conorii, E. canis and C. burnetii, respectively. R. conorii was significantly more prevalent (chi(2) = 14.53; p < 0.001) in owned dogs (81.93%) than in dogs from the public shelter (60.6%), while E. canis was more prevalent (chi(2) = 12.31; p < 0.001) in dogs from the public shelter (29.81%) than in owned dogs (12.26%). Coinfection with two pathogens was determined in 40 (15.44%) dogs, and the prevalence of R. conorii/E. canis (chi(2) = 4.23; p < 0.05) was greater in dogs from the public shelter (20.19%) than in owned dogs (10.97%). Conclusion The prevailing evidence from this study shows that dogs from Montenegro are exposed to pathogens of veterinary and public health importance. This calls for the One Health approach to sensitise the public on the risks of zoonoses from dogs and to formulate policies and strategies to mitigate their spread and safeguard public health.en
dc.publisherSpringer International Publishing Ag, Cham
dc.rightsrestrictedAccess
dc.sourceActa Parasitologica
dc.subjectRickettsia conoriien
dc.subjectEhrlichia canisen
dc.subjectCoxiella burnetiien
dc.subjectDogen
dc.subjectAntibodiesen
dc.subjectMontenegroen
dc.titleSeroprevalences of Rickettsia conorii, Ehrlichia canis and Coxiella burnetii in Dogs from Montenegroen
dc.typearticle
dc.rights.licenseARR
dcterms.abstractИлић, Тамара; Ненадовић, Катарина; Бацић, Драган; Лаушевић, Дејан; Обреновић, Соња;
dc.citation.volume64
dc.citation.issue4
dc.citation.spage769
dc.citation.epage778
dc.citation.other64(4): 769-778
dc.citation.rankM23
dc.identifier.wos000502446900010
dc.identifier.doi10.2478/s11686-019-00098-w
dc.identifier.pmid31286358
dc.identifier.scopus2-s2.0-85076448348
dc.identifier.rcubconv_2533
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion


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