Article Text

Download PDFPDF

Leishmaniosis in dogs and cats
  1. Paolo Silvestrini


Canine leishmaniosis is pushing northwards out of its traditional endemic regions as the distribution of its vector expands and increasing numbers of dogs travel between countries. In non-endemic areas, imported disease represents a threat to animal and human health. This article provides an understanding of the epidemiology, life cycle and transmission of Leishmania infantum, reviews its diagnosis and treatment, and briefly discusses the current understanding of feline leishmaniosis.

View Full Text

Statistics from

Request Permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.