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Feline endoparasites are highly prevalent worldwide and may cause a variety of clinical signs in infected cats. Prevalence rates are dynamic and there is limited knowledge of the current prevalence in Denmark and the clinical manifestation and significance of especially the lungworm ...

Author(s)
Hansen, A. P.; Skarbye, L. K.; Vinther, L. M.; Willesen, J. L.; Pipper, C. B.; Olsen, C. S.; Mejer, H.
Publisher
Elsevier B. V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Parasitology, 2017, 234, pp 31-39
Abstract

Infection of cats with lungworm Aelurostrongylus abstrusus has recently been documented in the UK. Here, we aimed to study the prevalence of A. abstrusus in fecal samples from cats across England. A total of 950 fecal samples were collected from cats together with information on their age, breed,...

Author(s)
Elsheikha, H. M.; Wright, I.; Wang Bo; Schaper, R.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Parasitology: Regional Studies and Reports, 2019, 16, pp 100271
Abstract

Objectives: The aim of this study was to compile commercial reference laboratory data over a 10-year period to determine the distribution of Aelurostrongylus abstrusus, commonly known as feline lungworm, within the USA based on widespread fecal testing in cats. Methods: The results of 3,610,455 ...

Author(s)
Carruth, A. J.; Buch, J. S.; Braff, J. C.; Chandrashekar, R.; Bowman, D. D.
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery Open Reports, 2019, 5, 2, pp 12-2055116919869053
Abstract

Feline lungworms affect the respiratory tract of domestic cats causing respiratory conditions of various degrees. In this study, we investigated the exposure of cats to feline lungworm infections by detecting antibodies in a large population of animals from several regions of Italy. Sera of 1087...

Author(s)
Cavalera, M. A.; Schnyder, M.; Gueldner, E. K.; Furlanello, T.; Iatta, R.; Brianti, E.; Strube, C.; Colella, V.; Otranto, D.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Parasitology Research, 2019, 118, 8, pp 2377-2382
Abstract

Background: Several species of nematodes included in the superfamily Metastrongyloidea are recognized agents of parasitic infections in felines. Aelurostrongylus abstrusus is the most prevalent species affecting the respiratory system of domestic cats. The route of infection in cats is supposed to...

Author(s)
Colella, V.; Knaus, M.; Lai, O.; Cantile, C.; Abramo, F.; Rehbein, S.; Otranto, D.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Parasites and Vectors, 2019, 12, 49, pp (22 January 2019)
Abstract

Aelurostrongylus abstrusus is a metastrongilid nematode that causes feline aelurostrongylosis. The adult life stage parasitizes the lungs of wild and domestic felids. Terrestrial mollusks act as its intermediate host, and birds, amphibians, and small mammals act as paratenic hosts. Aelurostrongylus ...

Author(s)
Rodrigues, P. S.; Gomes, S. R.; Montresor, L. C.; Ramos-de-Souza, J.; Barros, L. A.; Fernandez, M. A.; Thiengo, S. C.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Parasitology: Regional Studies and Reports, 2022, 30,
Abstract

Aelurostrongylus abstrusus is a metastrongyloid nematode that infects the lungs of cats in many countries. Cats with A. abstrusus infection can be without clinical signs or have mild to severe clinical signs such as increased lung sounds, cough, nasal discharge, increased respiratory rate and...

Author(s)
Røssland, H.; Johannessen, E. A.; Hamnes, I. S.; Forshell, U.; Sandnes, M. A.; Schaper, R.; Tidholm, A.
Publisher
Den Norske Veterinærforening, Oslo, Norway
Citation
Norsk Veterinærtidsskrift, 2022, 134, 6, pp 362-368
Abstract

Aelurostrongylus abstrusus, popularly known as "feline pulmonary worm", it is a nematode that affects the respiratory system of felines causing aelurostrongylosis. This parasite can be found in the host's bronchi and pulmonary arteries. The clinical signs presented vary according to the animal's...

Author(s)
Ré, E. J. de; Chafes, C. J. C.; Oliveira Alves Possidonio, G. de; Bandiera, F. C.; Buzatti, A.; Preuss, J. F.
Publisher
Universidade Federal Rural do Semi-Árido (UFERSA), Mossoro, Brazil
Citation
Acta Veterinaria Brasilica, 2022, 16, 3, pp 180-184
Abstract

Objectives: This study has compared clinical and imaging features in 52 cats naturally infected by respiratory nematodes Aelurostrongylus abstrusus, Troglostrongylus brevior and Capillaria aerophila, and in both monospecific and mixed infections. Methods: Medical records of cats with a lungworm...

Author(s)
Febo, E.; Crisi, P. E.; Traversa, D.; Luciani, A.; Tommaso, M. di; Pantaleo, S.; Santori, D.; Cesare, A. di; Boari, A.; Terragni, R.; Vignoli, M.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 2019, 21, 6, pp 581-589
Abstract

Aelurostrongylus abstrusus is a pulmonary nematode that usually affects felines less than one year old. His debut in veterinary parasitology occurred in 1890. Adult worms of A. abstrusus can measure up to 10 mm in length; the larvae deposit the eggs in the lung parenchyma, after hatching it results ...

Author(s)
Sánchez Rojas, I.; Cabrera Gutiérrez, E.; Cuellar Ramón, J.; Murcia Bastidas, C.; Sánchez Manchola, L.; Sánchez Monge, E.
Publisher
Veterinaria Organizacion S.L., Malaga, Spain
Citation
REDVET, 2017, 18, 5, pp 051701

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