Tuesday, 23 January 2018

New article: Toxoplasma gondii seroprevalence in free-ranging moose (Alces alces) hunted for human consumption in Estonia: Indicator host species for environmental Toxoplasma gondii oocyst contamination

"The results can thus be interpreted to indicate that the environment in Estonia was widely contaminated with T. gondii oocysts, in particular in the northern part of the country."

Remes N, Kärssin A, Must K, Tagel M, Lassen B, Jokelainen P (2018) Toxoplasma gondii seroprevalence in free-ranging moose (Alces alces) hunted for human consumption in Estonia: Indicator host species for environmental Toxoplasma gondii oocyst contamination. Veterinary Parasitology: Regional Studies and Reports. 11:6-11
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2405939017301752

Friday, 19 January 2018

New article: Toxoplasma gondii seroprevalence varies by cat breed

Must K, Hytönen MK, Orro T, Lohi H, Jokelainen P..Toxoplasma gondii seroprevalence varies by cat breed. PLoS One. 2017 Sep 8;12(9):e0184659. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0184659. eCollection 2017.


Tuesday, 9 January 2018

New article: Vector-borne parasitic infections in dogs in the Baltic and Nordic countries: A questionnaire study to veterinarians on canine babesiosis and infections with Dirofilaria immitis and Dirofilaria repens

Tiškina V, Jokelainen P. Vector-borne parasitic infections in dogs in the Baltic and Nordic countries: A questionnaire study to veterinarians on canine babesiosis and infections with Dirofilaria immitis and Dirofilaria repens. Vet Parasitol. 2017 Sep 15;244:7-11. doi: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2017.07.012. Epub 2017 Jul 18.
https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0304-4017(17)30311-4

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

New article: Seroprevalence of Fasciola hepatica in cattle in Estonia

"Farms with at least one seropositive animal were found in 13 of the 15 counties."
"Animals from beef herds had higher odds of testing F. hepatica-positive."

Petersson J, Jokelainen P, Lassen B, Tagel M, Viltrop A, Novobilský A. (2017) Seroprevalence of Fasciola hepatica in cattle in Estonia. Veterinary Parasitology: Regional Studies and Reports 10, 90–94.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S240593901730031X

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

New article: How does supplementary feeding affect endoparasite infection in wild boar?

"These results suggest that the effects of supplementary feeding on parasite prevalence in wild boar are mediated by the characteristics of parasite life cycles."

Oja R, Velström K, Moks E, Jokelainen P, Lassen B (2017) How does supplementary feeding affect endoparasite infection in wild boar? Parasitol Res. 116(8):2131-2137.
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00436-017-5512-0

Monday, 20 February 2017

New article: Toxoplasma gondii seroprevalence in dairy and beef cattle: large-scale epidemiological study in Estonia

"Almost one fifth of cattle had serological evidence of exposure to T. gondii in Estonia. This result indicates that the zoonotic parasite is present in the agricultural setting and suggests that cattle-derived products, if consumed without sufficient heat treatment, may serve as sources of T. gondii infections to other hosts, including humans."

Jokelainen P, Tagel M, Mõtus K, Viltrop A, Lassen B. Toxoplasma gondii seroprevalence in dairy and beef cattle: large-scale epidemiological study in Estonia. Veterinary Parasitology. 2017. [In press, accepted manuscript]
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304401717300638