عنوان مقاله [English]
The present study was performed to determine if Helicobacter spp is present in the stomach of
stray dogs by different diagnostic methods in mashhad.
48 stray dogs were studied. The presence of Helicobacter spp was determined by single PCR,
Urea test, cytology and culture from fundus, body and gastric juice. Genus specific PCR
positive samples were further evaluated for H.pylori, H.felis and H.heilmannii using specific
primer pairs. Helicobacter spp DNA was detected by single PCR in 40(83.3%) fondues,
40(83.3%) body and 46(95.8%) gastric juice samples. H.pylori specific-species PCR was
uniformly negative. The prevalence of H.felis was 64.58% and H.heilmannii was 89.6% in the
stomach. High helicobacter spp. Infection rate in dog's stomach and possibility of zoonotic
transmission to human, proper hygienic control is necessary to keep the risk to a minimum.