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The project have following general objectives:

Contribution to the scientific knowledge of the main blood parasites in dogs in South Western and Western Romania;

Knowledge of haemoparasitoses epidemiology, their implications on animal and public health;

Updating knowledge and diagnostic techniques applied in haemoparasitoses,

Training of specialists for implementation of different diagnostic techniques for blood parasites identification in current medical practice and research;

Implementation of various methods of treatment and prevention of these parazitoses and their application wisely and effectively in an integrated control program.

The general objectives are based on specific objectives:

Research on etiology of haemoparasitoses in dogs in Western Romania;

Research on etiology haemoparasitoses the dogs in South-Western Romania;

Determining the prevalence of haemoparasitoses in dogs in South West and West of Romania and mapping of species identified;

Evaluation of pathogenity of haemoparasites for the hosts;

Identify of key elements of epidemiology and their implications on animal and public health;

Molecular biology research on the species of parasites in the blood of dogs;

Optimizing the preventive and control measurements in blood parasites of dogs;

Trying to identify the species of parasites in the blood of dogs from the South West and West of Romania, to determine the prevalence, geographic zoning and molecular biology research on advanced basic research on haemoparasites identified at the national level to increase the international visibility of Romanian research.

The research has an raised interdisciplinary character by the fact that some of the blood parasites are Ehrlichia or Anaplasma, making necessary the collaboration with the discipline of infectious diseases. Identifying the key elements of epidemiology and implications in animal and public health involves the colaboration of specialists working in parasitology with those of the discipline of veterinary epidemiology. Working with the discipline of pathology of pet animals support the interdisciplinary character of this project.

The involvement of young researchers in the project is creating an additional opportunity for achieving a stable professional position in our university and skills to stimulate young researchers to participate or lead teams and manage research projects.