A seroepidemiological study of canine leishmaniasis was carried out in 220 healthy pet dogs from 11 different regions in Bulgaria allocated in 5 regions in southern Bulgaria: Plovdiv (n = 20), Stara Zagora (n = 20), Yambol (n = 20), Burgas (n = 20), and Blagoevgrad (n = 20), and 6 regions in northern Bulgaria: Varna (n = 20), Silistra (n = 20), Rousse (n = 20), Veliko Tarnovo (n = 20), Pleven (n = 20), and Montana (n = 20). The indirect fluorescent antibody test was used. All blood sera examined yielded negative results for leishmaniasis, thus suggesting that healthy household dogs in Bulgaria are not infected by Leishmania.
TSACHEV, ILIA; PAPADOGIANNAKIS, EMMANOUIL I.; KONTOS, VASILIS; IVANOV, ANDREI; CHAKAROVA, BORISLAVA; STOJANCHEV, KRASIMIR; and PESHEV, RAIKO (2007) "Seroepidemiology of Leishmania among Healthy Dogs in Bulgaria," Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences: Vol. 31: No. 1, Article 12. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/veterinary/vol31/iss1/12