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Table 1

Study design and fecal examination methods for all the time-points of fecal collection in 23 dogs.

FS1 Treatment FS2 FS3
Day of collection 0–4 days before the initiation of treatment Fenbendazole 50 mg/kg BW once daily for 5 consecutive days  + disinfection of dog and environment 2–4 days after the end of treatment 8–10 days after the end of treatment
Fecal consistency (number of dogs with diarrhea/intermittent/no diarrhea) 21/0/2 5/11/7 9/4/10
Fecal flotation (positive/negative results) 23/0 19/4 17/5
Direct immunofluorescence assay (geometrical mean) 213,989 cpg (IQR = 97,500–555,600) 34,147 cpg (IQR = 9675–333,600) 57,239 cpg (IQR = 12,000–456,000)
Molecular typing by PCR (C/D/C + D) 15/4/0 14/5/1 Not evaluated

BW: body weight, cpg: cysts per gram, IQR: interquartile range, PCR: polymerase chain reaction.

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