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Table 2 Prevalence of intestinal parasites (%) in fecal samples from shelter dogs and cats from different regions of Canada

From: Parasite prevalence in fecal samples from shelter dogs and cats across the Canadian provinces

Parasite Atlantic - Dogs Atlantic - Cats East - Dogs East - Cats West - Dogs West - Cats Pacific - Dogs Pacific - Cats
n 101 81 622 285 228 175 135 95
Toxocara canis 9.9 n/a 12.2 n/a 11.8 n/a 18.5 n/a
Toxocara cati n/a 23.5 n/a 18.6 n/a 13.7 n/a 9.5
Toxascaris leonina 0.0a n/a 1.6b,c n/a 6.6a,b n/a 5.9c n/a
Ancylostoma caninum 3.0 n/a 4.0 n/a 1.8 n/a 1.5 n/a
Uncinaria stenocephala 3.0 n/a 2.9 n/a 4.4 n/a 0.7 n/a
Ancylostoma tubaeforme n/a 0.0 n/a 4.6d n/a 0.0d n/a 0.0
Taeniid 0.0 7.4 1.4 3.3 3.1 6.3 0.7 2.1
Trichuris vulpis 4.0 n/a 6.1e n/a 0.9e n/a 3.0 n/a
Capillarid eggs 1.0 3.7 0.6 2.8 0.4 1.7 1.5 2.1
Cystoisospora 8.9 7.4 8.7 19.3 12.3 10.3 16.3 10.5
Giardia 3.0 0.0 3.9 2.1 3.5 1.7 2.2 0.0
Cryptosporidium 5.0 0.0 3.4 0.4 2.2 2.9 1.5 2.1
Sarcocystis 4.0 0.0 2.3f 0.0 11.8f,g 0.0 3.0f 1.1
All parasitesi 31.7 32.1 32.8 36.8h 38.2 29.1 33.3 21.1h
  1. ap = 0.0428; bp = 0.024; cp = 0.0445; dp = 0.0382 ep = 0.009; fp < 0.0001; gp = 0.0185; hp = 0.0321. iAll parasites include many cases of multiple infections,
  2. p values relate to shelter dog and shelter cat populations separately. n/a: Species not an usual host or parasite not identified in the species.