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Table 1 Results of Angio Detect™ (IDEXX, Westbrook, USA) rapid assay test performed with sera of symptomatic and control dogs. Baermann coprological analysis was performed on dogs positive for Angio Detect™ test or suspected of angiostrongylosis

From: Prevalence of Angiostrongylus vasorum in southern Belgium, a coprological and serological survey

  Parasite Control dogs n = 757 (%) Symptomatic dogs n = 222 (%) Total n = 979 (%)
Total Angio Detect™-positive   27/757 (3.6) 19/222 (8.6) 46/979 (4.7)
Angio Detect™-positive and Baermann not performed   3/27 2/19 5/46
Angio Detect™-positive and Baermann-positive L1 A. vasorum 7/24 (29) 6/17 (35) 13/41 (32)
  L1 C. vulpis 0/24 1/17 1/41
  L1 A. vasorum and C. vulpis 0/24 2/17 2/41
Angio Detect™-positive and Baermann-negative   17/24 8/17 25/41
Angio Detect™-negative and Baermann-positive L1 A. vasorum 0/1 0/5 0/6
  L1 C. vulpis 1/1 4/5 5/6
  L1 A. vasorum and C. vulpis 0/1 1/5 1/6