Survey of endoparasites of cats in the Kagoshima area, Japan.
Between March 1991, and May 1993, 500 cats were examined PM for helminths; 344 (66.8%) were positive, 65 (79.3%) of the 82 between 3 and 6 months of age and 269 (64.4%) of the 418 >6 months of age. The helminths found were: Pharyngostomum cordatum, Dipylidium caninum, Spirometra erinacei, Toxocara cati, Ancylostoma tubaeforme, Dirofilaria immitis, Ancylostoma kusimaense and Uncinaria sp. A. kusimaense and Uncinaria sp. were the first cases reported in Japan. Antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii were detected in 15 (18.3%) of those 3-6 months old and 65 (15.6%) of those >6 months old.