Parasites & Vectors
In urban parks, dogs, wildlife and humans can be sympatric, introducing the potential for inter- and intra-specific transmission of pathogens among hosts. This study was conducted to determine the prevalence of zoonotic and non-zoonotic gastrointestinal parasites in dogs in Calgary city parks, and assess if dog-walking behaviour, park management, history of veterinary care, and dog demographics were associated with parasitism in dogs
Smith, Anya F.; Semeniuk, Christina A. D.; Kutz, Susan J.; and Massolo, Alessandro, "Dog-walking behaviours affect gastrointestinal parasitism in park-attending dogs" (2014). Parasites & Vectors, 7, 429-429.