Ashley E Cave

College of Veterinary Medicine

2023 journal article

Dirofilaria immitis Identified in Galapagos Sea Lions (Zalophus wollebaeki): A Wildlife Health and Conservation Concern


By: T. Gregory n, I. Livingston n, E. Hawkins n, A. Loyola*, A. Cave n, S. Vaden n, D. Deresienski n, M. Breen n ...

author keywords: Dirofilaria immitis; Galapagos Islands; heartworm; Zalophus wollebaeki
MeSH headings : Animals; Dogs; Male; Sea Lions; Dirofilaria immitis; Animals, Wild; Caniformia; Animals, Domestic; Endangered Species; Dirofilariasis / epidemiology; Dog Diseases
TL;DR: This is the first report of D. immitis infection in Galapagos sea lions, and widespread adoption of routine heartworm testing, prevention, and treatment in the canine population, and the control of mosquitos, could potentially reduce the disease impact on this endangered pinniped species. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
14. Life Below Water (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
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Added: August 14, 2023

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