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Sample request for Dipylidium species from dogs and cats
  1. Reah Evans,
  2. Mark Fox and
  3. Damer Blake
  1. Pathology and Infectious Diseases, Royal Veterinary College, Hawkshead Lane, North Mymms, Hertfordshire AL9 7TA
  1. e-mail: dblake{at}

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Dipylidium caninum, a tapeworm with zoonotic potential, is common in domestic and wild canids and felids. Historically, multiple Dipylidium species have been recognised, although many are considered to be synonyms based upon gross morphological comparison (Mönnig 1938, Bowman and others 2001). …

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