D Otranto

Summary

Affiliation: University of Bari
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Biodiversity and extinction versus control of oestrid causing myiasis in Mediterranean area
    D Otranto
    Department of Veterinary Public Health, University of Bari, 70010, Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Parasite 15:257-60. 2008
  2. pmc Molecular xenomonitoring of Dirofilaria immitis and Dirofilaria repens in mosquitoes from north-eastern Italy by real-time PCR coupled with melting curve analysis
    Maria Stefania Latrofa
    Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica e Zootecnia, Universita degli Studi di Bari, Strada Provinciale per Casamassima Km 3, 70010, Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Parasit Vectors 5:76. 2012
  3. pmc Human intraocular filariasis caused by Pelecitus sp. nematode, Brazil
    Odile Bain
    Museum national d histoire naturelle, Paris, France
    Emerg Infect Dis 17:867-9. 2011
  4. pmc Mixed trichuroid infestation in a dog from Italy
    Angela Di Cesare
    Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences, University of Teramo, Valenzano, Italy
    Parasit Vectors 5:128. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Cutaneous distribution and localization of Cercopithifilaria sp. microfilariae in dogs
    Domenico Otranto
    Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica e Zootecnia, Universita degli Studi di Bari, Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Vet Parasitol 190:143-50. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Apparent tick paralysis by Rhipicephalus sanguineus (Acari: Ixodidae) in dogs
    Domenico Otranto
    Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica e Zootecnia, Universita degli Studi di Bari, Valenzano, BA, Italy
    Vet Parasitol 188:325-9. 2012
  7. pmc Tracking the vector of Onchocerca lupi in a rural area of Greece
    Domenico Otranto
    Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica e Zootecnia, Facolta di Medicina Veterinaria, Universita degli Studi di Bari, Valenzano, Italy
    Emerg Infect Dis 18:1196-200. 2012
  8. pmc Human ocular filariasis: further evidence on the zoonotic role of Onchocerca lupi
    Domenico Otranto
    Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica Veterinaria e Zootecnia, Universita degli Studi di Bari, Bari, Valenzano, Italy
    Parasit Vectors 5:84. 2012
  9. pmc Vector-borne diseases--constant challenge for practicing veterinarians: recommendations from the CVBD World Forum
    Gad Baneth
    Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, The Robert H Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Rehovot, Israel
    Parasit Vectors 5:55. 2012
  10. pmc Therapeutic efficacy of milbemycin oxime/praziquantel oral formulation (Milbemax®) against Thelazia callipaeda in naturally infested dogs and cats
    Bruna Motta
    Institute of Parasitology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 266a, Zurich, Switzerland
    Parasit Vectors 5:85. 2012

Detail Information

Publications144 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi request reprint Biodiversity and extinction versus control of oestrid causing myiasis in Mediterranean area
    D Otranto
    Department of Veterinary Public Health, University of Bari, 70010, Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Parasite 15:257-60. 2008
    ....
  2. pmc Molecular xenomonitoring of Dirofilaria immitis and Dirofilaria repens in mosquitoes from north-eastern Italy by real-time PCR coupled with melting curve analysis
    Maria Stefania Latrofa
    Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica e Zootecnia, Universita degli Studi di Bari, Strada Provinciale per Casamassima Km 3, 70010, Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Parasit Vectors 5:76. 2012
    ..Our study aimed to evaluate the recently developed duplex real-time PCR for screening large number of culicids and to assess their positivity for D. immitis and D. repens in an area where both species are endemic...
  3. pmc Human intraocular filariasis caused by Pelecitus sp. nematode, Brazil
    Odile Bain
    Museum national d histoire naturelle, Paris, France
    Emerg Infect Dis 17:867-9. 2011
    ..This nematode belonged to the genus Pelecitus but was distinct from the 16 known species in this genus. Similarities with Pelecitus spp. from neotropical birds suggested an avian origin for this species...
  4. pmc Mixed trichuroid infestation in a dog from Italy
    Angela Di Cesare
    Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences, University of Teramo, Valenzano, Italy
    Parasit Vectors 5:128. 2012
    ..aerophila and C. boehmi have been rarely reported in pets as a likely consequence of overlapping morphometric and morphological features of the eggs, which impair a correct etiological diagnosis...
  5. doi request reprint Cutaneous distribution and localization of Cercopithifilaria sp. microfilariae in dogs
    Domenico Otranto
    Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica e Zootecnia, Universita degli Studi di Bari, Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Vet Parasitol 190:143-50. 2012
    ..3%) when compared to the microscopic examination (n=53; 34.9%) with five haplotypes sequenced. The results here presented suggested a close co-evolution of this filarioid with its vector...
  6. doi request reprint Apparent tick paralysis by Rhipicephalus sanguineus (Acari: Ixodidae) in dogs
    Domenico Otranto
    Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica e Zootecnia, Universita degli Studi di Bari, Valenzano, BA, Italy
    Vet Parasitol 188:325-9. 2012
    ..Other causes of neurological disease in dogs were excluded and the diagnosis of tick paralysis by R. sanguineus was confirmed (ex juvantibus) by early and complete recovery of 4 dogs following acaricidal treatment and tick removal...
  7. pmc Tracking the vector of Onchocerca lupi in a rural area of Greece
    Domenico Otranto
    Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica e Zootecnia, Facolta di Medicina Veterinaria, Universita degli Studi di Bari, Valenzano, Italy
    Emerg Infect Dis 18:1196-200. 2012
    ..The scientific purposes of the expedition blended then with stories of humans, animals, and parasites in this rural area...
  8. pmc Human ocular filariasis: further evidence on the zoonotic role of Onchocerca lupi
    Domenico Otranto
    Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica Veterinaria e Zootecnia, Universita degli Studi di Bari, Bari, Valenzano, Italy
    Parasit Vectors 5:84. 2012
    ..lupi infesting human eyes in two patients from Turkey (case 1) and Tunisia (case 2). The importance of obtaining a correct sample collection and preparation of nematodes infesting human eyes is highlighted...
  9. pmc Vector-borne diseases--constant challenge for practicing veterinarians: recommendations from the CVBD World Forum
    Gad Baneth
    Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, The Robert H Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Rehovot, Israel
    Parasit Vectors 5:55. 2012
    ..As a result of these discussions, we, the members of the CVBD Forum have developed the following recommendations to veterinarians for the management of CVBDs...
  10. pmc Therapeutic efficacy of milbemycin oxime/praziquantel oral formulation (Milbemax®) against Thelazia callipaeda in naturally infested dogs and cats
    Bruna Motta
    Institute of Parasitology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 266a, Zurich, Switzerland
    Parasit Vectors 5:85. 2012
    ..The therapeutic efficacy of milbemycin oxime/praziquantel tablets (Milbemax®) against T. callipaeda was tested in naturally infested dogs and cats...
  11. pmc Occurrence and identification of risk areas of Ixodes ricinus-borne pathogens: a cost-effectiveness analysis in north-eastern Italy
    Gioia Capelli
    Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie, Viale dell Universita, 10, 35020, Legnaro PD, Italy
    Parasit Vectors 5:61. 2012
    ..Based on our results, different strategies for tick collection and pathogen screening and their relative costs were evaluated and discussed...
  12. doi request reprint An assessment of genetic variability in the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 gene of Cercopithifilaria sp. (Spirurida, Onchocercidae) from dog and Rhipicephalus sanguineus populations
    Domenico Otranto
    Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica e Zootecnia, Universita degli Studi di Bari, Valenzano, Italy
    Mol Cell Probes 26:81-9. 2012
    ..The number of haplotypes identified here might be explained by complex ecology and transmission patterns as well as the high mutation rate of mitochondrial DNA and/or inbreeding associated with hosts and their vectors...
  13. doi request reprint Morphological and molecular data on the dermal microfilariae of a species of Cercopithifilaria from a dog in Sicily
    Domenico Otranto
    Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica e Zootecnia, Universita degli Studi di Bari, 70010 Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Vet Parasitol 182:221-9. 2011
    ....
  14. pmc Thelazia callipaeda: infection in dogs: a new parasite for Spain
    Guadalupe Miró
    Departamento de Sanidad Animal, Facultad de Veterinaria, Universidad Complutense, de Madrid, Spain
    Parasit Vectors 4:148. 2011
    ..Italy, France, Germany and Switzerland). In June 2010, the first case of canine thelaziosis was observed in central western Spain (La Vera region, Cáceres) and subsequent epidemiological investigation is reported in the present study...
  15. pmc Quantification of Leishmania infantum DNA in females, eggs and larvae of Rhipicephalus sanguineus
    Filipe Dantas-Torres
    Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica e Zootecnia, Universita degli Studi di Bari, Valenzano, BA, Italy
    Parasit Vectors 4:56. 2011
    ..Following a recent study suggesting that L. infantum passes transovarially from the female tick to her progeny the current study provides new evidence of the transovarial transmission of L. infantum in R. sanguineus...
  16. pmc Major prospects for exploring canine vector borne diseases and novel intervention methods using 'omic technologies
    Robin B Gasser
    Department of Veterinary Science, The University of Melbourne, Werribee, Victoria, Australia
    Parasit Vectors 4:53. 2011
    ..Tackling key biological questions employing these technologies will provide a 'systems biology' context and could lead to radically new intervention and management strategies against CVBDs...
  17. pmc Occurrence and genetic variability of Phlebotomus papatasi in an urban area of southern Italy
    Filipe Dantas-Torres
    Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica e Zootecnia, Universita degli Studi di Bari, Valenzano, BA, Italy
    Parasit Vectors 3:77. 2010
    ..abstract:..
  18. pmc Canine leishmaniasis in Southern Italy: a role for nitric oxide released from activated macrophages in asymptomatic infection?
    Maria A Panaro
    Department of Human Anatomy and Histology, Medical School, University of Bari, Policlinico, Italy
    Parasit Vectors 1:10. 2008
    ..abstract:..
  19. pmc Anthelmintic resistance in cyathostomin populations from horse yards in Italy, United Kingdom and Germany
    Donato Traversa
    Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Teramo, Italy
    Parasit Vectors 2:S2. 2009
    ....
  20. pmc Faecal Cyathostomin Egg Count distribution and efficacy of anthelmintics against cyathostomins in Italy: a matter of geography?
    Piermarino Milillo
    Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Teramo, Italy
    Parasit Vectors 2:S4. 2009
    ....
  21. pmc Occurrence of Rickettsia felis in dog and cat fleas (Ctenocephalides felis) from Italy
    Gioia Capelli
    Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie, Legnaro, Padova, Italy
    Parasit Vectors 2:S8. 2009
    ..The results also suggest that R. felis should be considered in the human differential diagnosis of any spotted-like fever in Italy, especially if the patient is known to have been exposed to flea bites...
  22. pmc Case report: First evidence of human zoonotic infection by Onchocerca lupi (Spirurida, Onchocercidae)
    Domenico Otranto
    Department of Veterinary Public Health, Universita degli Studi di Bari, Valenzano, Italy
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 84:55-8. 2011
    ..lupi should be considered in the differential diagnosis of other eye parasitic infections in humans. The role of dogs as natural hosts of O. lupi and the vectors of this zoonotic parasite need to be investigated...
  23. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of a combination of 10% imidacloprid/50% permethrin for the prevention of leishmaniasis in kennelled dogs in an endemic area
    Domenico Otranto
    Department of Animal Health and Welfare, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, Str Prov per Casamassima Km3, 70010 Valenzano Bari, Italy
    Vet Parasitol 144:270-8. 2007
    ..01). The results clearly show that a combination of imidacloprid 10% and permethrin 50%, by virtue of its repellent activity against sandflies, is effective under both application regimes in preventing CanL in the field in endemic areas...
  24. ncbi request reprint The zoophilic fruitfly Phortica variegata: morphology, ecology and biological niche
    D Otranto
    Department of Animal Health and Welfare, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    Med Vet Entomol 20:358-64. 2006
    ..The results reported here contribute basic knowledge on the ecology and geographical distribution of P. variegata flies, which will be fundamental to gaining a better understanding of their role as vectors of human and animal pathogens...
  25. ncbi request reprint First description of the endogenous life cycle of Hypoderma sinense affecting yaks and cattle in China
    D Otranto
    Dipartimento di Sanità e Benessere degli Animali, Facolta di Medicina Veterinaria, Universita degli Studi di Bari, Italy
    Med Vet Entomol 20:325-8. 2006
    ..sinense will help to determine the timing of specific treatment programmes to guarantee the improvement of animal welfare and health, thus resulting in an increase in livestock production in China...
  26. pmc Zoonotic helminths affecting the human eye
    Domenico Otranto
    Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica e Zootecnia, Universita degli Studi di Bari, Valenzano, BA, Italy
    Parasit Vectors 4:41. 2011
    ..The biology and epidemiology of the most frequently reported HIE are discussed as well as clinical description of the diseases, diagnostic considerations and video clips on their presentation and surgical treatment...
  27. pmc Human intraocular filariasis caused by Dirofilaria sp. nematode, Brazil
    Domenico Otranto
    Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica e Zootecnia, Facolta di Medicina Veterinaria, Universita degli Studi di Bari, Bari, Italy
    Emerg Infect Dis 17:863-6. 2011
    ..immitis infesting dogs in the same area. A zoonotic Dirofilaria species infesting wild mammals in Brazil and its implications are discussed...
  28. ncbi request reprint Phortica variegata as an intermediate host of Thelazia callipaeda under natural conditions: evidence for pathogen transmission by a male arthropod vector
    D Otranto
    Department of Animal Health and Welfare, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Int J Parasitol 36:1167-73. 2006
    ..The synchrony between the fly population dynamics and the biology of the nematode in the definitive host provides an interesting model for exploring the co-evolution of Thelazia spp. with their hosts...
  29. pmc Human ocular infection with Dirofilaria repens (Railliet and Henry, 1911) in an area endemic for canine dirofilariasis
    Domenico Otranto
    Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica e Zootecnia, Universita degli Studi di Bari, Str prov le per Casamassima Km 3, Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 84:1002-4. 2011
    ..The relationship between the prevalence of D. repens in dogs and the occurrence of human cases of ocular dirofilariasis is discussed on the basis of a review of the historical literature...
  30. ncbi request reprint Human and livestock migrations: a history of bot fly biodiversity in the Mediterranean region
    Domenico Otranto
    Department of Animal Health and Welfare of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, PO Box 7, 70010 Valenzano Bari, Italy
    Trends Parasitol 22:209-13. 2006
    ..The movement of animals and their associated parasites in this region can help to explain the evolution of parasitic biodiversity...
  31. ncbi request reprint Filaria martis Gmelin 1790 (Spirurida, Filariidae) affecting beech marten (Martes foina): morphological description and molecular characterisation of the cytochrome oxidase c subunit I
    Domenico Otranto
    Department of Animal Health and Welfare of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, Strada Provinciale per Casamassima Km 3, 70010 Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Parasitol Res 101:877-83. 2007
    ..martis. The results here presented provide new insights into the biology, ecology and morphological characteristics of this scantly known nematode...
  32. pmc Diagnosis of canine vector-borne diseases in young dogs: a longitudinal study
    Domenico Otranto
    Department of Veterinary Public Health and Animal Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    J Clin Microbiol 48:3316-24. 2010
    ....
  33. doi request reprint Experimental and field investigations on the role of birds as hosts of Leishmania infantum, with emphasis on the domestic chicken
    Domenico Otranto
    Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica e Zootecnia, Universita degli Studi di Bari, Strada Provinciale per Casamassima Km 3, 70010 Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Acta Trop 113:80-3. 2010
    ..infantum under experimental condition. The occurrence of anti-L. infantum antibodies in domestic gooses (A. anser) and in a pheasant (P. colchicus) points out their possible role in the epidemiology of visceral leishmaniasis...
  34. doi request reprint New strategies for the control of arthropod vectors of disease in dogs and cats
    D Otranto
    Department of Veterinary Public Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    Med Vet Entomol 22:291-302. 2008
    ..More suitable approaches may include greater use of a range of mutually compatible options in integrated management programmes...
  35. doi request reprint Managing canine vector-borne diseases of zoonotic concern: part two
    Domenico Otranto
    Department of Veterinary Public Health, University of Bari, 70010 Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Trends Parasitol 25:228-35. 2009
    ..This review discusses the crucial aspects involved in the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of CVBDs of zoonotic concern...
  36. pmc Changing distribution patterns of canine vector borne diseases in Italy: leishmaniosis vs. dirofilariosis
    Domenico Otranto
    Department of Veterinary Public Health and Veterinary Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, Valenzano Bari, Italy
    Parasit Vectors 2:S2. 2009
    ..The research needs for managing HW and CanL in previously uninfected areas are discussed...
  37. doi request reprint Thelazia callipaeda (Spirurida, Thelaziidae) in wild animals: report of new host species and ecological implications
    Domenico Otranto
    Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica e Zootecnia, Universita degli Studi di Bari, Valenzano, BA, Italy
    Vet Parasitol 166:262-7. 2009
    ..The role the wild fauna plays in maintaining and spreading eyeworm infection in humans and domestic animals is also discussed...
  38. pmc Human thelaziasis, Europe
    Domenico Otranto
    University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:647-9. 2008
    ..Thelazia callipaeda eyeworm is a nematode transmitted by drosophilid flies to carnivores in Europe. It has also been reported in the Far East in humans. We report T. callipaeda infection in 4 human patients in Italy and France...
  39. doi request reprint Molecular characterization and phylogenesis of Steganinae (Diptera, Drosophilidae) inferred by the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1
    D Otranto
    Department of Veterinary Public Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    Med Vet Entomol 22:37-47. 2008
    ..The molecular data reported here represent the first molecular dataset based on cox1 of Steganinae flies and provide a base for further investigations into the evolutionary relationships among this little-studied subfamily...
  40. doi request reprint Application of 10% imidacloprid/50% permethrin to prevent Ehrlichia canis exposure in dogs under natural conditions
    Domenico Otranto
    Department of Veterinary Public Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Vet Parasitol 153:320-8. 2008
    ..canis at one or both follow-ups. ImPer, by virtue of its repellent and acaricidal activity against ticks, has been shown to be efficacious to prevent E. canis infection in treated dogs living under natural conditions in endemic areas...
  41. doi request reprint Parasite transmission by insects: a female affair?
    Domenico Otranto
    Department of Veterinary Public Health, University of Bari, 70010, Valenzano Bari, Italy
    Trends Parasitol 24:116-20. 2008
    ..This biological difference raises the question as to whether the parasitic behaviour of male and female insects transmitting IBDs is an expression of a co-evolution of vectors and pathogens...
  42. pmc Efficacy of Amitraz plus Metaflumizone for the treatment of canine demodicosis associated with Malassezia pachydermatis
    Viviana D Tarallo
    Department of Veterinary Public Health and Animal Sciences Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, 70010, Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Parasit Vectors 2:13. 2009
    ..pachydermatis opportunistic infections...
  43. pmc Toward diagnosing Leishmania infantum infection in asymptomatic dogs in an area where leishmaniasis is endemic
    D Otranto
    Department of Veterinary Public Health and Animal Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Bari, Bari, Italy
    Clin Vaccine Immunol 16:337-43. 2009
    ..7% showing clinical signs related to CanL, while the remaining 87.3% were asymptomatic. A diagnostic scheme for assessment of the L. infantum infection status in asymptomatic dogs is suggested...
  44. ncbi request reprint Morphological and molecular differentiation between Dicrocoelium dendriticum (Rudolphi, 1819) and Dicrocoelium chinensis (Sudarikov and Ryjikov, 1951) Tang and Tang, 1978 (Platyhelminthes: Digenea)
    Domenico Otranto
    Department of Animal Health and Welfare, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, 70010 Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Acta Trop 104:91-8. 2007
    ..dendriticum and D. chinensis as two distinct digeneans infecting ruminants. The implications on the separate status of D. chinensis on the etiology, biology and diagnosis of dicrocoeliosis are discussed...
  45. doi request reprint Prevention of endemic canine vector-borne diseases using imidacloprid 10% and permethrin 50% in young dogs: a longitudinal field study
    D Otranto
    Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica e Zootecnia, Universita degli Studi di Bari, Valenzano, BA, Italy
    Vet Parasitol 172:323-32. 2010
    ..The results demonstrate that ImPer preventive treatment against arthropods protects autochthonous and naïve beagle dogs against CVBD-causing pathogens...
  46. ncbi request reprint First report of Thelazia callipaeda (Spirurida, Thelaziidae) in wolves in Italy
    Domenico Otranto
    Department of Animal Health and Welfare, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, Strada P le per Casamassima Km 3, 70010, Valenzano Bari, Italy
    J Wildl Dis 43:508-11. 2007
    ..callipaeda was present. The competence of wolves as a definitive host for T. callipaeda is discussed in view of the relevance of wild fauna in maintaining and spreading eyeworm infection in humans and domestic animals...
  47. doi request reprint Managing canine vector-borne diseases of zoonotic concern: part one
    Domenico Otranto
    Department of Veterinary Public Health, University of Bari, 70010 Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Trends Parasitol 25:157-63. 2009
    ....
  48. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of moxidectin injectable and pour-on formulations in a pilot control program against bovine hypodermosis in Southern Italy
    Domenico Otranto
    Department of Animal Health and Welfare, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Strada Provinciale per Casamassima Km 3, 70010 Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Prev Vet Med 69:153-9. 2005
    ..7%). This trial contributed to a significant reduction in infestation rates in the study area and represented the first step through which a national program for eradicating warble fly infestation in Italy...
  49. ncbi request reprint A third species of Hypoderma (Diptera: Oestridae) affecting cattle and yaks in China: molecular and morphological evidence
    D Otranto
    Department of Animal Health and Welfare, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    J Parasitol 90:958-65. 2004
    ....
  50. ncbi request reprint Biology of Thelazia callipaeda (Spirurida, Thelaziidae) eyeworms in naturally infected definitive hosts
    D Otranto
    Department of Animal Health and Welfare, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Parasitology 129:627-33. 2004
    ..This basic knowledge of the development of T. callipaeda will hopefully help future epidemiological studies to identify the intermediate hosts and define the likely risk for vectors in field conditions...
  51. ncbi request reprint Thelazia callipaeda (Spirurida, Thelaziidae) of carnivores and humans: morphological study by light and scanning electron microscopy
    D Otranto
    Dipartimento di Sanità e Benessere Animale, Facolta di Medicina Veterinaria, Universita degli Studi di Bari, Italy
    Parassitologia 45:125-33. 2003
    ..The morphological characteristics useful for the identification of T. callipaeda are discussed...
  52. ncbi request reprint Report in Europe of nasal myiasis by Rhinoestrus spp. in horses and donkeys: seasonal patterns and taxonomical considerations
    Domenico Otranto
    Department of Animal Health and Welfare, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, Valenzano Bari, Italy
    Vet Parasitol 122:79-88. 2004
    ....
  53. ncbi request reprint Otodectes cynotis (Acari: Psoroptidae): examination of survival off-the-host under natural and laboratory conditions
    Domenico Otranto
    Department of Animal Health and Welfare, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, Str Prov per Casamassima Km3, 70010, Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Exp Appl Acarol 32:171-9. 2004
    ..This basic understanding of off-host survival suggests that, places which have been inhabited by infected animals may need to be disinfected or remain vacated for at least 12 days before occupancy by clean cats or dogs...
  54. ncbi request reprint Molecular characterization of the first internal transcribed spacer of ribosomal DNA of the most common species of eyeworms (Thelazioidea: Thelazia)
    Domenico Otranto
    Department of Animal Health and Welfare, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, P O Box 7, 70010 Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    J Parasitol 90:185-8. 2004
    ..transmission patterns and prevalence in definitive and intermediate hosts...
  55. ncbi request reprint Seroprevalence and associated risk factors of neosporosis in beef and dairy cattle in Italy
    Domenico Otranto
    Department of Animal Health and Welfare, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, Str Prov per Casamassima Km3, Valenzano, 70010 Bari, Italy
    Vet Parasitol 118:7-18. 2003
    ..There was a significant interaction between the factors for pregnancy status and grazing practices. None of the epidemiological data recorded was a good predictor of the anti-N. caninum antibody level...
  56. ncbi request reprint Molecular epidemiological survey on the vectors of Thelazia gulosa, Thelazia rhodesi and Thelazia skrjabini (Spirurida: Thelaziidae)
    D Otranto
    Department of Animal Health and Welfare, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, PO Box 7, 70010, Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Parasitology 127:365-73. 2003
    ..This molecular assay should be a useful epidemiological tool for assessing the role of different species of flies as intermediate hosts of thelaziae...
  57. ncbi request reprint Current status and epidemiological observation of Thelazia callipaeda (Spirurida, Thelaziidae) in dogs, cats and foxes in Italy: a "coincidence" or a parasitic disease of the Old Continent?
    Domenico Otranto
    Department of Animal Health and Welfare, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, Str Prov per Casamassima Km3, 70010, Bari, Italy
    Vet Parasitol 116:315-25. 2003
    ..callipaeda is also present in other European countries. Speculation as to the origins of this parasitic infestation in Europe and the biology of T. callipaeda and its vector/s is also discussed...
  58. ncbi request reprint Species identification of Hypoderma affecting domestic and wild ruminants by morphological and molecular characterization
    D Otranto
    Dipartimento di Sanità e Benessere degli Animali, Facolta di Medicina Veterinaria, Universita di Bari, Italy
    Med Vet Entomol 17:316-25. 2003
    ..These findings confirm the utility of morphological characters for differentiating the most common Hypoderma larvae and reconfirm the power of the COI gene for studying insect identification and systematics...
  59. ncbi request reprint Molecular differentiation of Hypoderma bovis and Hypoderma lineatum (Diptera, Oestridae) by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP)
    Domenico Otranto
    Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, Strada Provinciale per Casamassima Km 3, 70010 Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Vet Parasitol 112:197-201. 2003
    ..bovis and H. lineatum and that a PCR-RFLP assay is a practical tool for their identification, offering additional diagnostic and epidemiological instruments for the study of cattle grub infestation...
  60. ncbi request reprint Dicrocoeliosis of ruminants: a little known fluke disease
    Domenico Otranto
    Animal Health Department of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, P O Box 7, 70010 Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Trends Parasitol 19:12-5. 2003
  61. ncbi request reprint Molecular approaches to the study of myiasis-causing larvae
    Domenico Otranto
    Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, PO Box 7, 70010, Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Int J Parasitol 32:1345-60. 2002
    ..The second section deals with the more recent advances concerning taxonomy, phylogenetics, population studies, molecular identification, diagnosis and vaccination...
  62. ncbi request reprint A review of dicrocoeliosis of ruminants including recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment
    D Otranto
    Dipartimento di Sanità e Benessere Animale, Facolta di Medicina Veterinaria, Street Provinciale per Casamassima Km 3, 70010 Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Vet Parasitol 107:317-35. 2002
    ..The most important aspects of the aetiology, biological cycle, spread, epidemiology and pathogenesis of dicrocoeliosis are reviewed and the recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment are focused on...
  63. ncbi request reprint Differentiation among three species of bovine Thelazia (Nematoda: Thelaziidae) by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism of the first internal transcribed spacer ITS-1 (rDNA)
    D Otranto
    Dipartimento di Sanità e Benessere Animale, Universita degli Studi di Bari, Bari, Italy
    Int J Parasitol 31:1693-8. 2001
    ..This PCR-RFLP for the delineation of T. gulosa, T. rhodesi and T. skrjabini offers prospects as a molecular epidemiological tool to study parasite transmission patterns and prevalence...
  64. ncbi request reprint The immunology of myiasis: parasite survival and host defense strategies
    D Otranto
    Animal Health Dept, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, PO Box 7, 70010 Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Trends Parasitol 17:176-82. 2001
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  65. pmc Diagnosis of Hepatozoon canis in young dogs by cytology and PCR
    Domenico Otranto
    Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica e Zootecnia, Universita degli Studi di Bari, Valenzano, BA, Italy
    Parasit Vectors 4:55. 2011
    ..Our study aimed to evaluate the best method to achieve a parasitological diagnosis of H. canis infection in a population of receptive young dogs, previously negative by cytology and exposed to tick infestation for one summer season...
  66. pmc On a Cercopithifilaria sp. transmitted by Rhipicephalus sanguineus: a neglected, but widespread filarioid of dogs
    Domenico Otranto
    Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica e Zootecnia, Universita degli Studi di Bari, Valenzano, BA, Italy
    Parasit Vectors 5:1. 2012
    ..A large epidemiological survey was conducted by examining skin samples (n = 917) and ticks (n = 890) collected from dogs at different time points in Italy, central Spain and eastern Greece...
  67. pmc Rapid immunochromatographic test for serodiagnosis of canine leishmaniasis
    D Otranto
    Dipartimento di Sanità e Benessere Animale, Facoltà di Medicina Veterinaria S p per Casamassima Km 3, 70010Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    J Clin Microbiol 42:2769-70. 2004
    ..Specificity was 100% for both tests, while sensitivity was 97% for the rapid test and 99% for IFAT...
  68. ncbi request reprint Hypoderma sinense: solving a century-old enigma
    D Otranto
    Dipartimento di Sanità e Benessere degli Animali, Facolta di Medicina Veterinaria, Universita di Bari, Strada Provinciale per Casamassima Km 3, 70010 Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Med Vet Entomol 19:315-21. 2005
    ..sinense" available in GenBank revealed differences of 9.7%, 7.2% and 0.3%, respectively. On the basis of these results, we concluded that the nominal species H. sinense should be treated as valid...
  69. ncbi request reprint Species composition of Gasterophilus spp. (Diptera, Oestridae) causing equine gastric myiasis in southern Italy: parasite biodiversity and risks for extinction
    Domenico Otranto
    Department of Animal Health and Welfare, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Vet Parasitol 133:111-8. 2005
    ..inermis, G. pecorum and G. haemorrhoidalis have been decreasing relative to G. intestinalis and G. nasalis which may suggest tendency toward the extinction of the three former species of Gasterophilus...
  70. ncbi request reprint Musca domestica is not a vector of Thelazia callipaeda in experimental or natural conditions
    D Otranto
    Department of Animal Health and Welfare, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, Italy
    Med Vet Entomol 19:135-9. 2005
    ..domestica collected from Group 3 were negative for T. callipaeda. The results clearly suggest that M. domestica is unlikely to act as a vector of T. callipaeda in southern Europe, in contrast with a single previous report...
  71. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of a combination of imidacloprid 10%/permethrin 50% versus fipronil 10%/(S)-methoprene 12%, against ticks in naturally infected dogs
    Domenico Otranto
    Department of Animal Health and Welfare, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, Str Prov per Casamassima Km 3, 70010 Valenzano Bari, Italy
    Vet Parasitol 130:293-304. 2005
    ..t. (group A=98.43%, group B=77.56%)...
  72. ncbi request reprint Morphological variability and genetic identity in Rhinoestrus spp. causing horse nasal myiasis
    D Otranto
    Dipartimento di Sanità e Benessere degli Animali, Facolta di Medicina Veterinaria, Universita degli Studi di Bari, Italy
    Med Vet Entomol 19:96-100. 2005
    ..Finally, the peritreme features and the spinulation of the third segment of the four morphotypes examined could not be used to differentiate the two species...
  73. ncbi request reprint Nematode biology and larval development of Thelazia callipaeda (Spirurida, Thelaziidae) in the drosophilid intermediate host in Europe and China
    D Otranto
    Department of Animal Health and Welfare, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, P O Box 7, 70010, Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Parasitology 131:847-55. 2005
    ..callipaeda and discussed. Finally, the relationship between T. callipaeda and its fly vector is considered in light of disease prophylaxis and to model its dissemination into habitats and environments favourable to Phortica flies...
  74. ncbi request reprint Cattle grub infestation by Hypoderma sp. in Albania and risks for European countries
    Domenico Otranto
    Department of Animal Health and Welfare, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, Str Prov per Casamassima Km 3, 70010 Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Vet Parasitol 128:157-62. 2005
    ..The hope is not only to reduce the parasitic intensity with obvious benefits for livestock production, but also to avoid the risk of spreading this parasitic disease to neighboring countries...
  75. ncbi request reprint Recombinant K39 dipstick immunochromatographic test: a new tool for the serodiagnosis of canine leishmaniasis
    Domenico Otranto
    Department of Animal Health and Welfare, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Bari, Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    J Vet Diagn Invest 17:32-7. 2005
    ..The rK39 dipstick proved to be a rapid, sensitive, and specific test that may be very useful in the field for large-scale screening and also in veterinary practice, requiring minimal equipment and operator expertise...
  76. ncbi request reprint Analysis of genetic variability within Thelazia callipaeda (Nematoda: Thelazioidea) from Europe and Asia by sequencing and mutation scanning of the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 gene
    D Otranto
    Department of Animal Health and Welfare, University of Bari, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, P O Box 7, Str Prov per Casamassima Km3, 70010 Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Mol Cell Probes 19:306-13. 2005
    ..The results for the SSCP analysis and sequencing were concordant, indicating that the mutation scanning approach provides a useful tool for investigating the population genetics and molecular ecology of T. callipaeda...
  77. ncbi request reprint Screening of commercial milk samples using ELISA for immuno-epidemiological evidence of infection by the cattle grub (Diptera: Oestridae)
    D Otranto
    Dipartimento di Sanità e Benessere Animale, Facolta di Medicina Veterinaria, Universita degli Studi di Bari, Str Provinciale per Casamassima Km 3, 70010, Valenzano Bari, Italy
    Vet Parasitol 99:241-8. 2001
    ..It was concluded that testing commercial milk for antibodies is an efficient way of detecting the presence of hypodermosis in cattle, especially in those countries for which no data on this disease are available...
  78. ncbi request reprint The pathogenesis of Malassezia yeasts
    C Cafarchia
    Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica e Zootecnia, Facolta di Medicina Veterinaria, Universita di Bari, Bari, Italy
    Parassitologia 50:65-7. 2008
    ..yeast may become pathogenic under certain circumstances. This article reviews the factors related to both host and yeast which affect the pathogenical or commensal phenotypes of Malassezia yeasts...
  79. doi request reprint Rhipicephalus sanguineus (Ixodida, Ixodidae) as intermediate host of a canine neglected filarial species with dermal microfilariae
    E Brianti
    Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica Veterinaria, Facolta di Medicina Veterinaria, Universita degli Studi di Messina, Messina, Italy
    Vet Parasitol 183:330-7. 2012
    ..can ingest microfilariae, which develop up to the third infective stage thus suggesting that this tick species might act as an intermediate host of this little known canine filarioid...
  80. ncbi request reprint Assessment of the efficacy of parasiticides for the control of tick infection in dogs under field conditions: what's new?
    D Otranto
    Dipartimento di Sanità e Benessere degli Animali, Facolta di Medicina Veterinaria, Universita di Bari, Bari, Italy
    Parassitologia 48:141-4. 2006
    ..Due the important role of immatures in the spread of TBDs, the immature tick load should be calculated to assess the efficacy of acaricidal products both under laboratory and field conditions...
  81. ncbi request reprint The epidemiology of canine and feline dermatophytoses in southern Italy
    C Cafarchia
    Dipartimento di Sanità e Benessere Animale, Facolta di Medicina Veterinaria, Bari, Italy
    Mycoses 47:508-13. 2004
    ..5% of the 77 samples that tested positive for M. canis at the cultural examination was positive under Wood's lamp florescence and 53.2% at microscopic examination...
  82. doi request reprint The mitochondrial genome of the common cattle grub, Hypoderma lineatum
    S Weigl
    Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica e Zootecnia, Universita degli Studi di Bari, Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Med Vet Entomol 24:329-35. 2010
    ..The complete sequence of H. lineatum will represent a useful dataset to evaluate the evolutionary pattern of mtDNA within Oestroidea by using molecular information in diagnostic, taxonomic and evolutionary studies...
  83. doi request reprint Seasonal dynamics of the brown dog tick, Rhipicephalus sanguineus, on a confined dog population in Italy
    V Lorusso
    Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica e Zootecnia, Universita degli Studi di Bari, Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Med Vet Entomol 24:309-15. 2010
    ..This information should be taken into account when planning control programmes against this tick species and the pathogens it transmits...
  84. doi request reprint Phospholipase activity of yeasts from wild birds and possible implications for human disease
    C Cafarchia
    Department of Veterinary Public Health, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    Med Mycol 46:429-34. 2008
    ..Isolates (73.3%) from bird droppings showed a higher ph.a. than those from cloacae thus indicating that wild birds not only act as carriers but may also spread phospholipase-producing yeasts in the environment...
  85. ncbi request reprint Molecular characterization of the mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase I gene of Oestridae species causing obligate myiasis
    D Otranto
    Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, Italy
    Med Vet Entomol 17:307-15. 2003
    ....
  86. ncbi request reprint Assessment of cattle grub (Hypoderma spp.) prevalence in northeastern Italy: an immunoepidemiological survey on bulk milk samples using ELISA
    Antonio Frangipane di Regalbono
    Dipartimento di Scienze Sperimentali Veterinarie, Facolta di Medicina Veterinaria, Via Romea 16, Agripolis, 35020, Padova, Legnaro, Italy
    Vet Parasitol 111:343-50. 2003
    ..The ELISA test on bulk milk samples has been shown, under field conditions, to be a useful, cost-effective and easy test for the diagnosis of bovine hypodermosis...
  87. ncbi request reprint Molecular cross-sectional survey of gastric habronemosis in horses
    Donato Traversa
    Department of Biomedical Comparative Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Teramo, Piazza Aldo Moro 45, 64100 Teramo, Italy
    Vet Parasitol 141:285-90. 2006
    ..infection and sex, age, breeding management, and antiparasitic treatments. This field survey provided further information on habronemosis and its epidemiology...
  88. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for canine neosporosis in farm and kennel dogs in southern Italy
    Paola Paradies
    Department of Animal Health and Welfare, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, Str Prov per Casamassima Km3, 70010 Valenzano Bari, Italy
    Vet Parasitol 145:240-4. 2007
    ..The lack of correlation between canine seroprevalence for N. caninum and L. infantum assumes a particular significance in an endemic area for leishmaniosis...
  89. ncbi request reprint Semi-nested PCR for the specific detection of Habronema microstoma or Habronema muscae DNA in horse faeces
    D Traversa
    Department of Biomedical Comparative Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Teramo, Teramo, Italy
    Parasitology 129:733-9. 2004
    ..The ability to specifically diagnose gastric habronemosis in equids should have important implications for investigating the epidemiology and ecology of H. microstoma and H. muscae...
  90. doi request reprint Infection by Eucoleus aerophilus in dogs and cats: is another extra-intestinal parasitic nematode of pets emerging in Italy?
    Donato Traversa
    Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Teramo, Piazza Aldo Moro 45, 64100 Teramo, Italy
    Res Vet Sci 87:270-2. 2009
    ..aerophilus infections may have upon animal health and its zoonotic potential, it is strongly advisable to routinely include this disease in the differential diagnosis of (cardio)-respiratory diseases of dogs and cats...
  91. doi request reprint Phylogenetic relationships of Habronema microstoma and Habronema muscae (Spirurida: Habronematidae) within the order Spirurida inferred using mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 (cox1) gene analysis
    Raffaella Iorio
    Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Teramo, Piazza Aldo Moro 45, 64100, Teramo, Italy
    Parasitol Res 104:979-84. 2009
    ..The phylogenetic and evolutionary implications of Habronema with Filaroidea and Thelazioidea are discussed...
  92. ncbi request reprint Molecular characterization of Thelazia lacrymalis (Nematoda, Spirurida) affecting equids: a tool for vector identification
    Donato Traversa
    Department of Biomedical Comparative Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Teramo, Piazza Aldo Moro 45, 64100 Teramo, Italy
    Mol Cell Probes 19:245-9. 2005
    ..The molecular assay presented herein is a useful tool to identify the intermediate host(s) of T. lacrymalis in natural conditions and to study its/their ecology and epidemiology...
  93. doi request reprint Ocular dirofilariosis by Dirofilaria immitis in a dog: first case report from Europe
    F Dantas-Torres
    Prof D Otranto Dipartimento di Sanitá Pubblica e Zootecnia, Universita degli Studi di Bari, 70010 Bari, Italy
    J Small Anim Pract 50:667-9. 2009
    ..Although other cases of ocular dirofilariosis by D. immitis have been previously recorded in Australia and the United States, the case reported herein is the first in a dog from Europe...
  94. ncbi request reprint Utility of mitochondrial and ribosomal genes for differentiation and phylogenesis of species of gastrointestinal bot flies
    Domenico Otranto
    Department of Animal Health and Welfare, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, P O Box 7, 70010, Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    J Econ Entomol 98:2235-45. 2005
    ..This study confirms the utility of the COI and 16S and 28S rRNA genes to address diagnostic and phylogenetic questions in Gasterophilus species...
  95. ncbi request reprint Occurrence of Thelazia lacrymalis (Nematoda, Spirurida, Thelaziidae) in native horses in Abruzzo region (central eastern Italy)
    A Giangaspero
    Facolta di Medicina Veterinaria, Dipartimento di Science Veterinarie e Agroalimentari Istituto di Malattie infettive, Teramo, Italy
    Parasite 7:51-3. 2000
    ..Gross examination showed a conjunctivitis, more frequently a follicular conjunctivitis, in the 58% of the infected horses...
  96. ncbi request reprint Field efficacy of moxidectin 1 per cent against Thelazia callipaeda in naturally infected dogs
    R P Lia
    Dipartimento di Sanità e Benessere degli Animali, Facolta di Medicina Veterinaria, Strada Provinciale per Casamassima Km 3, 70010 Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Vet Rec 154:143-5. 2004
  97. ncbi request reprint Incidences of canine leishmaniasis in an endemic area of southern Italy
    P Paradies
    Department of Animal Health and Welfare, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, Italy
    J Vet Med B Infect Dis Vet Public Health 53:295-8. 2006
    ..1% in farm and kennel dogs, respectively). The strength and weakness of the two different approaches (i.e. annual monitoring or monthly interval monitoring) for calculating the incidence of CanL in an endemic area have been discussed...
  98. ncbi request reprint Serodiagnosis of goat warble fly infestation by Przhevalskiana silenus with a commercial ELISA kit
    D Otranto
    Dipartmento di Sanità Benessere Animale, Facolta di Medicina Veterinaria, Universita degli Studi di Bari, Valenzano, Italy
    Vet Rec 144:726-9. 1999
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  99. doi request reprint Diagnosis and risk factors of Aelurostrongylus abstrusus (Nematoda, Strongylida) infection in cats from Italy
    Donato Traversa
    Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Teramo, Italy
    Vet Parasitol 153:182-6. 2008
    ....
  100. doi request reprint Distribution and species-specific occurrence of cyathostomins (Nematoda, Strongylida) in naturally infected horses from Italy, United Kingdom and Germany
    Donato Traversa
    Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences, University of Teramo, Italy
    Vet Parasitol 168:84-92. 2010
    ....