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This study evaluated the humoral and cellular response in 100 cats living in an endemic area of visceral leishmaniosis (VL) using the Montenegro Skin Test (MST) and serological diagnosis and compared the MST with other diagnostic techniques. Sixty 60%, (60/100) cats were positive for MST and the...

Author(s)
Alves, M. L.; Silva, D. T. da; Spada, J. C. P.; Leonel, J. A. F.; Benassi, J. C.; Pereira, N. W. B.; Vioti, G.; Alves-Martin, M. F.; Paula, N. F. de A.; Starke-Buzetti, W. A.; Oliveira, T. M. F. de S.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Experimental Parasitology, 2022, 239,
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Background and Aim: Toxoplasma gondii is recognized as a zoonosis causing toxoplasmosis in animals globally. Cat is a definitive host of T. gondii and sheds oocyst through feces, which can infect human beings and animals through contaminated food ingestion. A precise diagnostic test is essential to ...

Author(s)
Suwan, E.; Chalermwong, P.; Rucksaken, R.; Sussadee, M.; Kaewmongkol, S.; Udonsom, R.; Jittapalapong, S.; Mangkit, B.
Publisher
Veterinary World, Wankaner, India
Citation
Veterinary World, 2022, 15, 3, pp 602-610
Abstract

Background: Point-of-care (POC) N-terminal pro B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) ELISA test has been evaluated for screening cats for cardiac disease in the referral veterinary setting but less is known about its use in general practice (GP). Objectives: To evaluate the diagnostic utility of a ...

Author(s)
Lu TaLi; Côté, E.; Kuo YuWen; Wu HaoHan; Wang WenYen; Hung YongWei
Publisher
Wiley, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 2021, 35, 4, pp 1663-1672
Abstract

Recent studies demonstrated that domestic cats can be naturally and experimentally infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2). This study was performed to investigate the presence of SARS-CoV-2-specific antibodies within the domestic cat population in Istanbul,...

Author(s)
Yilmaz, A.; Kayar, A.; Turan, N.; Iskefli, O.; Bayrakal, A.; Roman-Sosa, G.; Or, E.; Tali, H. E.; Kocazeybek, B.; Karaali, R.; Bold, D.; Sadeyen, J. R.; Lukosaityte, D.; Chang PengXiang; Iqbal, M.; Richt, J. A.; Yilmaz, H.
Publisher
Frontiers Media S.A., Lausanne, Switzerland
Citation
Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 2021, 7, October,
Abstract

Background: Feline leishmaniosis is a vector-borne parasitic disease caused by Leishmania spp. Leishmania infection in dogs is prevalent in the Mediterranean basin, but in other animals, such as cats, it could also play a role in the epidemiology of the disease. Information on the geographical...

Author(s)
Alcover, M. M.; Basurco, A.; Fernandez, A.; Riera, C.; Fisa, R.; Gonzalez, A.; Verde, M.; Garrido, A. M.; Ruíz, H.; Yzuel, A.; Villanueva-Saz, S.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Parasites and Vectors, 2021, 14, 178, pp (25 March 2021)
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Purpose: Pet-derived allergens are the common indoor inhalant allergens. Among them, cat and dog allergens constitute more than 80% of animal allergic patients, which greatly affect the quality-of-life of patients and increase the burden of social health care. The aim of this study was to identify ...

Author(s)
Zhu DanXuan; Li Lin; Xu ZhiQiang; Zhang Cheng; Zhang JinSong; Sun JinLyu; Wei JiFu
Publisher
Division of Allergy and Respiratory Medicine, Soonchunhyang University Bucheon Hospital, Bucheon, Korea Republic
Citation
Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research, 2021, 13, 1, pp 122-140
Abstract

Background: Increased plasma concentration of N-terminal-prohormone B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) can be detected in cats with cardiac disease. Potential effects of feline characteristics on NT-proBNP concentration may influence clinical usefulness. Objectives: To evaluate potential...

Author(s)
Hanås, S.; Holst, B. S.; Höglund, K.; Häggström, J.; Tidholm, A.; Ljungvall, I.
Publisher
Wiley, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 2020, 34, 3, pp 1187-1197
Abstract

The information about the clinical features of Leishmania infantum infection in cats is scarce. In this study, we evaluated the serum protein electrophoresis of samples from 19 infected but apparently healthy cats. To detect L. infantum infection, two serological tests, i.e. western blot (WB) and...

Author(s)
Villanueva-Saz, S.; Giner, J.; Fernández, A.; Alcover, M. M.; Riera, C.; Fisa, R.; Yzuel, A.; González, A.; Marteles, D.; Verde, M.
Publisher
Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary
Citation
Acta Veterinaria Hungarica, 2022, 70, 1, pp 30-34
Abstract

Objectives: The objectives of this study were to validate a commercially available luteinising hormone (LH) cat ELISA, to determine whether the increases in plasma LH concentration that occur after neutering are maintained throughout cats' lives and if other factors such as calendar seasons in both ...

Author(s)
Aguiar, J.; Crossley, V. J.; Davison, L. J.; Fowkes, R. C.; Syme, H. M.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 2021, 23, 10, pp 867-874
Abstract

Cats represent a potential source of Coxiella burnetii, the aetiological agent of Q fever in humans. The prevalence and risk factors of C. burnetii infection in farm, pet and feral cats were studied in Quebec, Canada, using a cross-sectional study. Serum samples were tested using a specific...

Author(s)
Cyr, J.; Turcotte, M. È.; Desrosiers, A.; Bélanger, D.; Harel, J.; Tremblay, D.; Leboeuf, A.; Gagnon, C. A.; Côté, J. C.; Arsenault, J.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Epidemiology and Infection, 2021, 149, e57,

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