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Table 1 Vector-borne infections in dogs in Canada, 2013–2014. Percent positive test results (95% confidence intervals, CI), and total number positive by province for dogs tested from 2013–2014 for antigen of Dirofilaria immitis and antibody to Borrelia burgdorferiEhrlichia spp. and Anaplasma spp.

From: Canine infection with Borrelia burgdorferi, Dirofilaria immitis, Anaplasma spp. and Ehrlichia spp. in Canada, 2013–2014

Province (Number of tests) Borrelia burgdorferi % (95% CI) [No. positive] Dirofilaria immitis % (95% CI) [No. positive] Anaplasma spp. % (95% CI) [No. positive] Ehrlichia spp. % (95% CI) [No. positive]
Manitoba (n = 12,765) 2.4 (2.1–2.7) [303] 0.20 (0.12–0.28) [26] 0.86% (0.70–1.0) [110] 0.24% (0.16–0.32) [31]
New Brunswick (n = 1,631) 3.7 (2.9–4.7) [60] 0.12 (0.01–0.48) [2] 0.43 (0.19–0.90) [1] 0.12 (0.01–0.48) [2]
Nova Scotia (n = 210) 15.7 (11.4–21.3) [33] 0.48 (0.01–2.9) [1] 0.95 (0.04–3.6) [2] 0 (0–2.2) [0]
Ontario (n = 77,143) 2.3 (2.2–2.4) [1,780] 0.50 (0.45–0.55) [385] 0.22 (0.19–0.25) [166] 0.19 (0.16–0.22) [146]
Quebec (n = 23,701) 2.8 (2.6–3.0) [667] 0.30 (0.23–0.37) [71] 0.19 (0.13–0.25) [46] 0.16 (0.11–0.21) [37]
Saskatchewan (n = 186) 0.54 (0.01–3.3) [1] 0 (0–2.4) [0] 0 (0–2.4) [0] 1.6 (0.33–4.9) [3]
National (n = 115,636) 2.5 (2.4–2.6) [1,844] 0.42 (0.38–0.46) [485] 0.29 (0.26–0.32) [331] 0.19 (0.16–0.22) [219]