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Protozoans are widely distributed, and several species may parasitize the digestive tracts of cats (Felis catus), and can be transmitted to humans. The present study aimed to evaluate the species and occurrence of gastrointestinal protozoans in cats in the city of Londrina, Paraná, Brazil. A total...

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Torrico, K. J.; Santos, N. J. R. dos; Abate, H. L.; Martins, F. D. C.; Barros, L. D. de; Seixas, M.; Martins, T. A.; Garcia, J. L.; Vidotto, O.
Publisher
Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Londrina, Brazil
Citation
Semina: Ciências Agrárias (Londrina), 2020, 41, 1, pp 213-222
Abstract

Background: The goals of this retrospective study were to estimate parasite positivity in samples from cats using zinc sulfate fecal flotation by centrifugation ("centrifugation") and coproantigen and examine trends with age, geographical region and reason for visit to veterinarian. Common methods...

Author(s)
Sweet, S.; Szlosek, D.; McCrann, D.; Coyne, M.; Kincaid, D.; Hegarty, E.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Parasites and Vectors, 2020, 13, 473, pp (15 September 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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Ownership of domestic cats in North America has been on the increase; however, there are only a few surveys conducted on the prevalence of parasitism in client-owned cats over years. Our study objective was to evaluate parasite prevalence through statistical analysis of fecal examination results...

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Nagamori, Y.; Payton, M. E.; Looper, E.; Apple, H.; Johnson, E. M.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Parasitology, 2020, 277, pp 109008
Abstract

Background: Fecal examination is an important component of routine companion animal wellness exams. Sensitivity and specifcity of fecal examinations, however, are infuenced by sample preparation methodologies and the level of training and experience of personnel who read fecal slides. The VETSCAN...

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Nagamori, Y.; Sedlak, R. H.; Derosa, A.; Pullins, A.; Cree, T.; Loenser, M.; Larson, B. S.; Smith, R. B.; Goldstein, R.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Parasites and Vectors, 2020, 13, 346, pp (11 July 2020)
Abstract

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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Toxoplasma gondii, a zoonotic protozoan that has a worldwide distribution, is known to infect many warm-blooded vertebrates. The feline species including domestic cats are the definitive hosts for Toxoplama gondii and shed the infective oocyst. There is lack of information on the prevalence of ...

Author(s)
Tan, L. P.; Megat, P. A. A. R.; Sharma, R. S. K.; Syed, S. S. H.; Watanabe, M.
Publisher
Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Citation
Tropical Biomedicine, 2020, 37, 3, pp 542-550
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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
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Cats and dogs are hosts of a large number of gastrointestinal parasites and can shed helminth eggs and protozoan oocysts in their feces. The close relationship between companion animals and humans intensifies human exposure to zoonosis caused by parasites. In this study, 177 fecal samples were...

Author(s)
Alves, M. E. M.; Martins, F. D. C.; Bräunig, P.; Pivoto, F. L.; Sangioni, L. A.; Vogel, F. S. F.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Parasitology Research, 2018, 117, 9, pp 3033-3038
Abstract

The high prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in the human population in Colombia has been linked to the existence of a high density of urban stray cats, exposing the whole population to a high density of oocysts. The goal of this study was to determine the DNA prevalence of T. gondii by conventional...

Author(s)
Zamora-Vélez, A.; Triviño, J.; Cuadrado-Ríos, S.; Lora-Suarez, F.; Gómez-Marín, J. E.
Publisher
EDP Sciences S.A., Les Ulis, France
Citation
Parasite, 2020, 27, 25,

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