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Background: Alveolar echinococcosis is a dangerous zoonotic disease caused by larval forms of Echinococcus multilocularis. In its life-cycle, the principal definitive host is the red fox; however, domesticated carnivorous animals (dogs and cats) can also act as definitive hosts. Until now, there...

Author(s)
Karamon, J.; Sroka, J.; Dąbrowska, J.; Bilska-Zając, E.; Zdybel, J.; Kochanowski, M.; Różycki, M.; Cencek, T.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Parasites and Vectors, 2019, 12, 313, pp (24 June 2019)
Abstract

Chlamydia felis (C. felis) is one of the most important pathogenic bacterial agents in feline upper respiratory tract infections. Chlamydia felis is an intracellular bacterium and therefore difficult to diagnose. Gold standard in diagnosis of C. felis is the antigen detection by polymerase chain...

Author(s)
Scheffzek, S.; Kern, A.; Veit, C.
Publisher
Schlütersche Verlagsgesellschaft GmbH & Co. KG, Hannover, Germany
Citation
Praktische Tierarzt, 2019, 100, 1, pp 38-49
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A field study was undertaken to (i) measure the prevalence of feline leukaemia virus (FeLV) exposure and FeLV infection in a cross-section of healthy Australian pet cats; and (ii) investigate the outcomes following natural FeLV exposure in two Australian rescue facilities. Group 1 (n=440) consisted ...

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Westman, M.; Norris, J.; Malik, R.; Hofmann-Lehmann, R.; Harvey, A.; McLuckie, A.; Perkins, M.; Schofield, D.; Marcus, A.; McDonald, M.; Ward, M.; Hall, E.; Sheehy, P.; Hosie, M.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Viruses, 2019, 11, 6, pp 503
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Respiratory problems in cats have a multifactorial character. Therapy without the detection of pathogen is often ineffective. Our study was therefore focused on the detection of important feline respiratory bacterial pathogens such as Mycoplasma felis, Chlamydia felis and Bordetella bronchiseptica...

Author(s)
Lobova, D.; Kleinova, V.; Konvalinova, J.; Cerna, P.; Molinkova, D.
Publisher
Czech Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic
Citation
Veterinární Medicína, 2019, 64, 1, pp 25-32
Abstract

Background: Cytauxzoonosis is an emerging tick-borne disease of domestic and wild felids. Cytauxzoon felis induces severe and often fatal disease in domestic cats. In Europe, clinical and subclinical infections caused by Cytauxzoon sp. are described. We report the first cases of Cytauxzoon sp....

Author(s)
Nentwig, A.; Meli, M. L.; Schrack, J.; Reichler, I. M.; Riond, B.; Gloor, C.; Howard, J.; Hofmann-Lehmann, R.; Willi, B.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Parasites and Vectors, 2018, 11, 292, pp (10 May 2018)
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Background: The epidemiology of feline vector-borne pathogens (FeVBPs) has been less investigated in cats than in dogs. The present study assessed the prevalence of Rickettsia spp., Babesia spp., Cytauxzoon spp. and Leishmania infantum infections in cat populations living in central Italy, by...

Author(s)
Morganti, G.; Veronesi, F.; Stefanetti, V.; Muccio, T. di; Fiorentino, E.; Diaferia, M.; Santoro, A.; Passamonti, F.; Gramiccia, M.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Parasites and Vectors, 2019, 12, 193, pp (2 May 2019)
Abstract

Tritrichomonas foetus has been identified in the ileum, cecum and colon of cats with large bowel diarrhea. The objective of this study was to identify whether T. foetus was present in cats with chronic diarrhea in Turkey. Fecal samples (n=45) were collected from cats with diarrhea presented to a...

Author(s)
Yİldİz, K.; Sursal, N.
Publisher
Israel Veterinary Medical Association, Raanana, Israel
Citation
Israel Journal of Veterinary Medicine, 2019, 74, 3, pp 127-133
Abstract

Signs of ocular infections like discharge and conjunctivitis occur commonly in cats in shelters and feline herpesvirus 1 (FHV-1), Chlamydia felis, Mycoplasma spp., and feline calicivirus (FCV) are thought to be the most common causes. While molecular assays are available to amplify nucleic acids of ...

Author(s)
Zirofsky, D.; Rekers, W.; Powell, C.; Hawley, J.; Veir, J.; Lappin, M.
Publisher
Elsevier Inc, Orlando, USA
Citation
Topics in Companion Animal Medicine, 2018, 33, 2, pp 45-48
Abstract

Objectives: Fungal culture requires at least 14 days for a final result, compared with 1-3 days for PCR. The study compared a commercial real-time dermatophyte PCR panel with fungal culture in cats in a shelter setting for: (1) diagnosis of Microsporum canis infection; and (2) determination of...

Author(s)
Jacobson, L. S.; McIntyre, L.; Mykusz, J.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 2018, 20, 2, pp 103-107
Abstract

AIMS: To estimate the prevalence of cats testing positive for antibodies to feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and feline leukaemia virus (FeLV) antigens in domestic cats entering a New Zealand animal shelter, based on a commercial point-of-care ELISA, to identify risk factors associated with cats ...

Author(s)
Gates, M. C.; Vigeant, S.; Dale, A.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Melbourne, Australia
Citation
New Zealand Veterinary Journal, 2017, 65, 6, pp 285-291

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