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Infections with the zoonotic endoparasite Giardia duodenalis are widely spread among dogs and cats worldwide. Since the question whether the infection might be transmitted from domestic animals to their owners is still an important topic, a reliable detection of patent Giardia infections and the...

Author(s)
Sommer, M. F.; Rupp, P.; Pietsch, M.; Kaspar, A.; Beelitz, P.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Parasitology, 2018, 249, pp 49-56
Abstract

Cats are definitive hosts and reservoirs for several parasites, some of which are responsible for serious zoonotic diseases. We conducted a case-control study of data from a trap-neuter-return (TNR) programme (years 2014-2017) designed to examine the prevalence of zoonotic parasites in free-roaming ...

Author(s)
Montoya, A.; García, M.; Gálvez, R.; Checa, R.; Marino, V.; Sarquis, J.; Barrera, J. P.; Rupérez, C.; Caballero, L.; Chicharro, C.; Cruz, I.; Miró, G.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Parasitology, 2018, 251, pp 125-130
Abstract

Background: The goals of this retrospective study were to estimate parasite positivity in samples from cats using zinc sulfate fecal flotation by centrifugation ("centrifugation") and coproantigen and examine trends with age, geographical region and reason for visit to veterinarian. Common methods...

Author(s)
Sweet, S.; Szlosek, D.; McCrann, D.; Coyne, M.; Kincaid, D.; Hegarty, E.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Parasites and Vectors, 2020, 13, 473, pp (15 September 2020)
Abstract

The role of pet dogs and cats as suitable source of human infections by the diarrheagenic protozoan parasites Giardia duodenalis and Cryptosporidium spp. has been a topic of intense debate for long time and still remains a largely unsolved problem. In this cross-sectional molecular epidemiological...

Author(s)
Lucio, A. de; Bailo, B.; Aguilera, M.; Cardona, G. A.; Fernández-Crespo, J. C.; Carmena, D.
Publisher
Elsevier B. V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Acta Tropica, 2017, 170, pp 48-56
Abstract

Background: Feline gastrointestinal parasitism constitutes an issue of concern for veterinarians since parasites are widespread and affect animals' health and welfare. Furthermore, some of these pathogens have zoonotic potential. To provide detailed data on the current epizootiology of feline...

Author(s)
Symeonidou, I.; Gelasakis, A. I.; Arsenopoulos, K.; Angelou, A.; Beugnet, F.; Papadopoulos, E.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Parasites and Vectors, 2018, 11, 227, pp (4 April 2018)
Abstract

Enteric parasitic diseases including giardiasis are of public health concern. Different methods are available for the diagnosis of this parasitic infection in fecal samples such as the identification of protozoan cysts and trophozoites by light microscopy, detection of specific antigens by ELISA,...

Author(s)
Uchcircumflex˜a, F. F. de M.; Sudré, A. P.; Campos, S. D. E.; Almosny, N. R. P.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Microbiological Methods, 2018, 145, pp 73-78
Abstract

Giardia and Cryptosporidium infections are common in cats, but knowledge is limited about their clinical importance, risk factors, and the role of cats as a reservoir for human infections. Here, we collected faeces and questionnaire data from 284 cats from shelters and veterinary clinics in the...

Author(s)
Enemark, H. L.; Starostka, T. P.; Larsen, B.; Takeuchi-Storm, N.; Thamsborg, S. M.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Parasitology Research, 2020, 119, 7, pp 2275-2286
Abstract

Pet shops commonly provide visitors with the opportunity to interact with the animals that are for sale. To assess the risk of zoonotic infection to humans, this study examined the prevalence of bacterial, parasitic and fungal agents in dogs and cats in pet shops in Tokyo. At 54 facilities, we...

Author(s)
Yamazaki, S.; Iwamoto, Y.; Kanaya, K.; Hatakeyama, K.; Uehara, S.; Suzuki, J.
Publisher
Japan Veterinary Medical Association, Tokyo, Japan
Citation
Journal of the Japan Veterinary Medical Association, 2019, 72, 8, pp 495-499
Abstract

Objectives: The present study reports the multilocus genotyping of Giardia duodenalis isolates from cats maintained in breeding catteries in Japan and discusses their potential for zoonotic transmission. Methods: A total of 41 faecal samples positive for Giardia-specific antigen were procured from ...

Author(s)
Ito, Y.; Iijima, Y.; Itoh, N.; Kimura, Y.
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery Open Reports, 2017, 3, 2, pp 2055116917745237
Abstract

The objectives of this study were to explore risk factors associated with Giardia and Cryptosporidium infections in dogs and cats in Chiang Mai, Thailand, to describe the seasonal distributions of Giardia and Cryptosporidium prevalence, and to determine the potential for zoonotic transmission...

Author(s)
Tangtrongsup, S.; Scorza, A. V.; Reif, J. S.; Ballweber, L. R.; Lappin, M. R.; Salman, M. D.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 2019, 174, pp 104820

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