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Background: Heartworm, Dirofilaria immitis, has long been recognized in Taiwanese dogs but feline heartworm infection has been largely overlooked by veterinarians and pet owners. The main goal of this study was to determine the prevalence and epidemiology of canine and feline heartworm infection in ...

Author(s)
Lu TaLi; Wong JunYue; Tan TaLun; Hung YongWei
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Parasites and Vectors, 2017, 10, Suppl. 2, pp (9 November 2017)
Abstract

Background: Dirofilaria immitis causes heartworm disease, a chronic and potentially fatal cardiopulmonary disease which mainly affects dogs and cats. It is present in most of Spain, due to favourable climatic factors. Madrid, located in the centre of the Iberian Peninsula, is the most highly...

Author(s)
Montoya-Alonso, J. A.; Morchón, R.; Falcón-Cordón, Y.; Falcón-Cordón, S.; Simón, F.; Carretón, E.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Parasites and Vectors, 2017, 10, 354, pp (26 July 2017)
Abstract

Dirofilaria immitis (Nematoda: Filarioidea) is the causative agent of heartworm disease (HWD), a severe and potentially fatal condition in dogs. Although cats are considered more resistant to infection than dogs, they are also susceptible to heartworm infection. Moreover, the clinical importance of ...

Author(s)
Panǎ, D.; Rǎdulescu, A.; Mitrea, I. L.; Ionita, M.
Publisher
Sciendo, Warsaw, Poland
Citation
Helminthologia, 2020, 57, 1, pp 49-56
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Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine the presence and prevalence of heartworm infection in the feral cat population of Grand Cayman. Methods: During the study period, feral cats were routinely trapped and euthanized for population control by the municipal animal shelter. Cats older...

Author(s)
Darby, B.; Dickinson, C.; Gaskins, L.; Hanna, P.
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery Open Reports, 2019, 5, 1, pp 15-2055116919838083
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Ninety five crossbred cats of both sexes, aged between six months and one year, placed in an animal shelter in Maracaibo Municipality, Venezuela, were taken blood samples for serological detection of feline leukemia virus (FeLV) antigen, feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) antibodies, and feline ...

Author(s)
Ávila Pino, N. J.; Parra Maldonado, O. del C.; Barrios Mantilla, L. T.; Bello Gil, M. del R.; Zambrano Guerrero, M. L.; González Reyes, A. J.
Publisher
Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, Universidad del Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela
Citation
Revista Cientifica, Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, Universidad del Zulia, 2015, 25, 4, pp 285-292
Abstract

Dirofilaria immitis (heartworm) is enzootic in many areas of the world and quite prevalent in southern European countries. Although dogs are the main host of the parasite, cats may also be infected, and the prevalence of feline dirofilariosis is associated with the respective prevalence of canine...

Author(s)
Diakou, A.; Soubasis, N.; Chochlios, T.; Oikonomidis, I. L.; Tselekis, D.; Koutinas, C.; Karaiosif, R.; Psaralexi, E.; Tsouloufi, T. K.; Brellou, G.; Kritsepi-Konstantinou, M.; Rallis, T.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Parasitology Research, 2019, 118, 2, pp 677-682
Abstract

The clinical importance of heartworm infection in cats has indeed increased in recent years. Dirofilaria immitis infection has been reported worldwide in cats and continues to be regularly diagnosed in endemic areas. The diagnosis can be overlooked easily, especially in Brazil, where there is not a ...

Author(s)
Pereira, B. B.; Bastos, B. F.; Keidel, L.; Leles, D.; Brener, B.
Publisher
Academia Brasileira de Ciencias, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Citation
Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciencias, 2018, 90, 2 Suppl. 1, pp 2293-2297
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Objectives: Heartworm-associated respiratory disease (HARD) is a recently recognised pathological manifestation in cats caused by Dirofilaria immitis exposure. This study aimed to estimate the percentage of cats at risk of developing HARD in a heartworm-endemic area (Taipei, Taiwan), and to test...

Author(s)
Lin ChungHui; Lo PeiYing; Tsai HanJu; Wang LihChiann; Liaw BorSong; Hsieh, O. F.; Chang YeongShuenn; Tsai YiChin; Yu SzuChing; Chueh LingLing
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 2017, 19, 2, pp 153-157
Abstract

Background: Heartworm-associated respiratory disease (HARD) in cats is induced by the arrival and death of immature adult Dirofilaria immitis in the pulmonary system and is indistinguishable from mature adult heartworm infection. Methods: A controlled, blind research study investigated the...

Author(s)
Dillon, A. R.; Blagburn, B. L.; Tillson, M.; Brawner, W.; Welles, B.; Johnson, C.; Cattley, R.; Rynders, P.; Barney, S.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Parasites and Vectors, 2017, 10, Suppl. 2, pp (9 November 2017)
Abstract

In heartworm disease, several biomarkers of cardiopulmonary injury and inflammatory activity have been studied during the recent years. D-dimer is a fibrin degradation product present after a clot is degraded, which has been reported to provide support for the diagnosis of pulmonary thromboembolism ...

Author(s)
Carretón, E.; Morchón, R.; Montoya-Alonso, J. A.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Parasites and Vectors, 2017, 10, Suppl. 2, pp (9 November 2017)

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