Abstract:The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of El Niño phenomenon on the seasonality of flea species present on dogs from a rural area in Southern Brazil, and on the relationship between the frequency of these species and the climatic conditions in that micro-region. Over three years (2013-2016) 8,974 fleas were collected from 20 dogs. Ctenocephalides felis was the most frequent species (70.14%), followed by Pulex irritans (28.82%) and Ctenocephalides canis (1.05%). The number of C. felis and C. canis … Show more
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