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Background: Research in humans and mice suggests that obesity influences the abundance and diversity of gastrointestinal (GI) microbiota, and that an "obese microbiome" influences energy metabolism and fat storage in the host. Microbiota membership and composition have been previously assessed in...

Author(s)
Tal, M.; Weese, J. S.; Gomez, D. E.; Hesta, M.; Steiner, J. M.; Verbrugghe, A.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Veterinary Research, 2020, 16, 112, pp (15 April 2020)
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Background: Fecal polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing for Tritrichomonas foetus is considered the most sensitive means for diagnosis of infection but results could be influenced by fecal collection technique and prior use of antimicrobial drugs. Objectives: To establish any association between ...

Author(s)
Hedgespeth, B. A.; Stauffer, S. H.; Robertson, J. B.; Gookin, J. L.
Publisher
Wiley, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 2020, 34, 2, pp 734-741
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The aim of the present study was to determine seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii infection in stray cats and correlation with oocyst shedding and IFN-γ concentration. From April to August 2016, one hundred fifty-nine stray cats were captured from various localities in Mashhad area. The blood and ...

Author(s)
Khodaverdi, M.; Razmi, G.
Publisher
Urmia University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Urmia, Iran
Citation
Veterinary Research Forum, 2019, 10, 2, pp 119-123
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Objectives: Diagnosis of Platynosomum fastosum Kossack 1910, a liver fluke of cats, can be challenging, with infections potentially not identified depending on the fecal analysis method used. The aim of this study was to compare three methods for identification of P fastosum eggs in feces. Methods: ...

Author(s)
Eisenbraun, H.; Alluwie, A.; Connolly, S.; Nair, R.; Verocai, G. G.; Ketzis, J. K.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 2020, 22, 4, pp 395-398
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The objective of this study was to investigate the impact of dietary protein concentration and quality on the composition and metabolic activity of the intestinal microbiota in cats. The hypothesis of the study was that dietary protein concentration and quality can affect microbial traits. In a...

Author(s)
Thies, L. V.
Publisher
Mensch & Buch Verlag, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Untersuchungen zum Einfluss des Proteingehalts sowie der Proteinqualität im Futter auf die fäkale Mikrobiota von Katzen, 2018, pp xiii + 179 pp.
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The aims of this study were: to determine the prevalence of intestinal parasites in dogs and cats in Ireland; to determine the popularity and frequency of use of anthelmintic products available on the market; and to determine the accuracy of microscopic analysis in comparison with the...

Author(s)
Mangan, A.
Publisher
Veterinary Ireland, Dublin, Irish Republic
Citation
Veterinary Ireland Journal, 2019, 9, 10, pp 538-541
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The dog and cat food industry searches for formulations that contain good quality ingredients that meet the nutritional demands of the animals. Dietary fibers are important components in animal feed and can promote intestinal health by modifying the microbiota and its metabolites according to their ...

Author(s)
Hudson, C. S. Z.
Publisher
Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, São Paulo, Brazil
Citation
Avaliação nutricional da fibra de mandioca em alimento extrusado para gatos, 2019, pp 70 pp.
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Cats are carriers of zoonotic agents to humans, including intestinal parasites. The purpose of this study was to analyze the accuracy of different laboratory methods for the diagnosis of intestinal parasites. Fecal samples were processed by the Willis, Sheather, Faust and Hoffman-Janer-Pons-Lutz...

Author(s)
Lima, J. A. S.; Rezende, H. H. A.; Rocha, T. M. D. D.; Castro, A. M. de
Publisher
Colégio Brasileiro de Parasitologia Veterinária, São Paulo, Brazil
Citation
Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Parasitology, 2018, 27, 1, pp 94-97
Abstract

Introduction: Toxocara canis and Toxocara cati are roundworms of dogs and cats. The purpose of this study was to investigate the infection caused by these ascarids in cats and dogs, using microscopic and molecular analysis methods. Material and Methods: Adult ascarids were gathered from the faeces...

Author(s)
Oguz, B.; Ozdal, N.; Deger, M. S.
Publisher
Sciendo, Warsaw, Poland
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Research, 2018, 62, 3, pp 291-295
Abstract

Feline coronavirus (FCoV) infection is a very common in cat population. FCoV is further classified into two biotypes namely feline enteric coronavirus (FECV) and mutated feline infectious peritonitis virus (FIPV), in which FIPV causes a fatal immune complex disease by changing the tropism from...

Author(s)
Hoong, L. W.; Yasmin, A. R.; Mummoorthy, K.; Arshad, S. S.; Omar, A. R.; Anand, P.; Kumar, K.
Publisher
Veterinary Association of Malaysia, UPM, Serdang, Malaysia
Citation
Jurnal Veterinar Malaysia, 2019, 31, 2, pp 13-18

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