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Three controlled studies were conducted to investigate the efficacy of selamectin plus sarolaner (Revolution® Plus/Stronghold® Plus) in preventing feline heartworm disease in cats. In all studies, cats were inoculated with 100 Dirofilaria immitis third stage larvae on Day-30. In the first study, ...

Author(s)
McTier, T. L.; Pullins, A.; Chapin, S.; Rugg, J.; Reitzenstein, M. von; McCall, J. W.; King, V. L.; Vatta, A. F.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Parasitology, 2019, 270, pp 56-62
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 ...

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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

Objectives: The objective of the current study was to investigate the prevalence rates of the following infectious agents in 116 stray cats in the Barcelona area of Spain: Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Bartonella species, Borrelia burgdorferi, Chlamydia felis, Dirofilaria immitis, Ehrlichia species, ...

Author(s)
Ravicini, S.; Pastor, J.; Hawley, J.; Brewer, M.; Castro-López, J.; Beall, M.; Lappin, M. R.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery Open Reports, 2016, 2, 1, pp 2055116916634109
Abstract

Objectives: The dehydrating power of cat litters may reduce the vitality of first-stage larvae (L1s) of feline lungworms, limiting copromicroscopical diagnosis. This study assessed the effect of the most commonly used cat litters on Aelurostrongylus abstrusus L1 survival. Methods: Four types of cat ...

Author(s)
Abbate, J. M.; Arfuso, F.; Gaglio, G.; Napoli, E.; Cavalera, M. A.; Giannetto, S.; Otranto, D.; Brianti, E.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 2019, 21, 10, pp 992-997
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

Throughout human history, domestic animal species have represented a unique zoonotic disease risk for the transmission of pathogens ranging from viral, bacterial, parasitic, and fungal. In North Africa, cats have a particularly long record and occupy a specialized niche within many communities....

Author(s)
Peterson, B.; Barnes, A. N.
Publisher
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., New Rochelle, USA
Citation
Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 2020, 20, 10, pp 731-744
Abstract

Overview: Dirofilaria immitis and Dirofilaria repens are the most important filarial worms, causing heartworm disease and subcutaneous dirofilariosis, respectively. D repens is currently considered an emerging zoonotic agent in Europe. Life cycle and infection: Filarial worms infect mainly dogs,...

Author(s)
Pennisi, M. G.; Tasker, S.; Hartmann, K.; Belák, S.; Addie, D.; Boucraut-Baralon, C.; Egberink, H.; Frymus, T.; Hofmann-Lehmann, R.; Hosie, M.; Lloret, A.; Marsilio, F.; Thiry, E.; Truyen, U.; Möstl, K.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 2020, 22, 5, pp 442-451
Abstract

The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of enteropathogens in cats with and without diarrhea in four different models for managing unowned cats: short-term animal shelter, long-term sanctuary, home-based foster care, and trap-neuter-return. Fecal samples from 482 cats,...

Author(s)
Andersen, L. A.; Levy, J. K.; McManus, C. M.; McGorray, S. P.; Leutenegger, C. M.; Piccione, J.; Blackwelder, L. K.; Tucker, S. J.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Journal, 2018, 236, pp 49-55
Abstract

The Tropical Council for Companion Animal Parasites Ltd. (TroCCAP) is a not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to independently inform, guide and make best-practice recommendations for the diagnosis, treatment and control of companion animal parasites in the tropics and sub-tropics, with the...

Author(s)
Dantas-Torres, F.; Ketzis, J.; Mihalca, A. D.; Baneth, G.; Otranto, D.; Tort, G. P.; Malaika Watanabe; Bui Khanh Linh; Inpankaew, T.; Castro, P. D. J.; Borrás, P.; Sangaran Arumugam; Penzhorn, B. L.; Ybañez, A. P.; Irwin, P.; Traub, R. J.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Parasitology, 2020, 283,
Abstract

Revolution®/Stronghold® Plus, a topical endectocide incorporating 6 mg/kg selamectin plus 1 mg/kg sarolaner, is approved for use in cats to prevent heartworm disease. The efficacy of selamectin has not previously been evaluated against any macrocyclic lactone (ML)-resistant heartworm strains in ...

Author(s)
Pullins, A.; McTier, T. L.; Mahabir, S.; DeRose, G.; Hedges, L.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Parasitology, 2020, 282,

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