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Table 3 Babesia gibsoni infections broken down by season, age, sex and breed of dogs in Xi’an and Hanzhong cities, China

From: Molecular detection and genetic characteristics of Babesia gibsoni in dogs in Shaanxi Province, China

Factor Parameter No. of positive blood samples Positive rate (%)a
Season Spring 19 10.9
Summer 56 32.0
Autumn 65 37.1
Winter 35 20.0
Age 0–1 years-old 27 15.4
1–3 years-old 82 46.9
> 3 years-old 66 37.7
Sex Male 92 52.6
Female 83 47.4
Breed Poodle 78 44.6
Pomeranian 37 21.1
Golden Retriever 20 11.4
Mongrel dog 19 10.9
Labrador 10 5.7
Others 11 6.3
  1. a No. of positive blood samples /total positive number (n = 175)