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Background: Positive antinuclear antibody and direct antiglobulin tests support diagnoses such as systemic lupus erythematosus and immune-mediated anemia, respectively. Positive tests may occur in cats, but the prevalence of positive results in healthy cats is not well known. Objective: The study's ...

Author(s)
Abrams-Ogg, A. C. G.; Lim, S.; Kocmarek, H.; Ho Kim; Blois, S. L.; Shewen, P. E.; Wood, R. D.; Bienzle, D.
Publisher
Wiley, Boston, USA
Citation
Veterinary Clinical Pathology, 2018, 47, 1, pp 51-55
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The aim of this study was to identify possible infection of Toxoplasma gondii among cats in a shelter and a set of condominiums in the city of Rio de Janeiro, through changes to the cats' serological status between two different times in 2014 and 2015. One group was made up of captive cats at the...

Author(s)
Pereira, P. F.; Barbosa, A. da S.; Santos, A. L. C.; Bolais, P. F.; Dardé, M. L.; Amendoeira, M. R. R.
Publisher
Colégio Brasileiro de Parasitologia Veterinária, São Paulo, Brazil
Citation
Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Parasitology, 2018, 27, 3, pp 401-408
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Background: Cannabinoid receptors and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-alpha (PPAR-α) are gaining recognition as potential therapeutic targets for the treatment of skin disorders. Hypothesis/Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate the distribution of cannabinoid type 1 and 2...

Author(s)
Miragliotta, V.; Ricci, P. L.; Albanese, F.; Pirone, A.; Tognotti, D.; Abramo, F.
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Dermatology, 2018, 29, 4, pp 316-e111
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In Brazil, by the year 2000, rickettsioses in domestic cats were little known and there were only sporadic reports of Ehrlichia sp. Recent research involving molecular biology and rickettsioses confirm the notion of the presence of theses agents in cats and show the need for more studies in Brazil. ...

Author(s)
Pinto, A. B. T.; Paludo, G. R.; Gazêta, G. S.; Jardim, M. P. B.; Scalon, M. C.; Silva, A. B.; Albernaz, A. P.
Publisher
Colégio Brasileiro de Patologia Animal, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Citation
Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira, 2018, 38, 6, pp 1137-1150
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A total of 100 domestic cats from Luanda (Angola) were tested for the presence of antibodies against Bartonella henselae and spotted fever group of Rickettsia (SFGR) using indirect immunofluorescence assay (IFA). Molecular screening targeting the riboflavin synthase (ribC) gene for Bartonella and...

Author(s)
Barradas, P. F.; Sousa, R. de; Vilhena, H.; Oliveira, A. C.; Luz, M. F.; Granada, S.; Cardoso, L.; Lopes, A. P.; Gonçalves, H.; Mesquita, J. R.; Ferreira, P.; Amorim, I.; Gärtner, F.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Acta Tropica, 2019, 195, pp 142-144
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Objective. An assessment of the prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii infection in cats from southwestern Poland using serology, coproscopy and PCR methods. Material and methods. In total, 208 cats (139 females and 68 males), aged 0.5-12 years (mean=2.6) from 25 localities in southwestern Poland were...

Author(s)
Sroka, J.; Karamon, J.; Dutkiewicz, J.; Fatla, A. W.; Zając, V.; Cencek, T.
Publisher
Instytut Medycyny WSI im. W. Chodźki, Lublin, Poland
Citation
Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine, 2018, 25, 3, pp 576-580
Abstract

Toxoplasma gondii is a cosmopolitan protozoan that causes disease in several species, including humans. In cats, these infections are usually asymptomatic, but in other species they can lead to high levels of inflammatory and cell damage markers, causing cellular damage. Therefore, the aim of this...

Author(s)
Faria, J. L. M.; Couto, C. do; Wierzynski, S. L.; Bottari, N. B.; Baldissera, M. D.; Pereira, W. A. B.; Silva, A. S. da
Publisher
American Society of Parasitologists, Lawrence, USA
Citation
Journal of Parasitology, 2018, 104, 1, pp 86-88
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Occurrence of infection or exposure to Ehrlichia canis, Hepatozoon canis and Rickettsia spp. was detected in feral cats living in two fragments from Atlantic rainforest, in Natal, RN, Brazil, and in dogs living around the parks. While serum samples were collected from 155 animals (53 cats living in ...

Author(s)
Lopes, M. G.; Krawczak, F. da S.; Lima, J. T. R. de; Fournier, G. F. da S. R.; Acosta, I. da C. L.; Ramirez, D. G.; Marcili, A.; Labruna, M. B.; Gennari, S. M.
Publisher
Colégio Brasileiro de Parasitologia Veterinária, São Paulo, Brazil
Citation
Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Parasitology, 2019, 28, 1, pp 151-156
Abstract

Intra-vitam diagnosis of feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is a challenge for veterinary diagnosticians, since there are no highly specific and sensitive assays currently available. With the aim to contribute to fill this diagnostic gap, a total of 61 effusions from cats with suspected effusive...

Author(s)
Lorusso, E.; Mari, V.; Losurdo, M.; Lanave, G.; Trotta, A.; Dowgier, G.; Colaianni, M. L.; Zatelli, A.; Elia, G.; Buonavoglia, D.; Decaro, N.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Research in Veterinary Science, 2019, 125, pp 421-424
Abstract

To understand the characteristics of Feline herpes virus type 1 (FHV-1) in Beijing of China, and to provides basis for further study on FHV-1 and the prevention and control of FHV-1 infection in cats. The positive eyes and nose swab samples of clinical cat were detected by FHV-1 specific PCR, After ...

Author(s)
Wang Ji; Fu Rui; Feng YuFang; Li XiaoBo; Wang ShuJing; Wang ShaSha; Li Wei; Qin Xiao; Gong Wei; Yue BingFei; He ZhengMing
Publisher
Editorial Office of Chinese Journal of Virology, Beijing, China
Citation
Chinese Journal of Virology, 2018, 34, 5, pp 744-754

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