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Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical

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ANDRADE, Andréa Maria et al. Dog replacement in an area endemic for visceral leishmaniasis. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2007, vol.40, n.5, pp.594-595. ISSN 0037-8682.

This study aimed to estimate the dog replacement rate in an area endemic for visceral leishmaniasis, in which slaughter of seropositive animals was indicated as a control measure, and to evaluate the reasons why new animals were or were not acquired. The animals were replaced in 44.5% of the cases, and this was done mainly because of the need for a companion or guard dog. The main reason for not replacing the dog was fear of visceral leishmaniasis.

Keywords : Visceral leishmaniasis; Canine replacement; Canine population.

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