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Survey of helminth parasites of cats from the metropolitan area of Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, Brazil.

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Title
Survey of helminth parasites of cats from the metropolitan area of Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, Brazil.
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Revista brasileira de parasitologia veterinária Brazilian journal of veterinary parasitology Órgão Oficial do Colégio Brasileiro de Parasitologia Veterinária, July 2013
DOI 10.1590/s1984-29612013000200040
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Ramos DG, Scheremeta RG, Oliveira AC, Sinkoc AL, Pacheco Rde C

Abstract

Besides presenting zoonotic potential, helminths of cats are responsible for gastrointestinal, hepatic, and pulmonary diseases. In order to identify the helminthic fauna, prevalence, mean intensity of parasitism (MIP), and mean abundance population (MAP), 146 cats from the metropolitan area of Cuiabá, Midwestern Brazil, were necropsied. In 98 these animals, 12 species of helminths were identified, comprising (species, prevalence, MIP, and MAP, respectively): nematodes (Ancylostoma braziliense [50,68% - 53,64 - 27,18], Ancylostoma tubaeforme [10,27% - 3,6 - 0,37], Toxocara cati [4,11% - 28,33 - 1,16], Physaloptera praeputialis [2,05% - 6,67 - 0,14], Capillaria feliscati [3,42% - 7,4 - 0,25], and Aelurostrongylus abstrusus [1,37%]); cestodes (Spirometra mansonoides [4,11% - 2,0 - 0,08], Dipylidium caninum [3,42% - 5,2 - 0,18], and Taenia taeniformis [0,68% - 1,0 - 0,01]); trematodes (Platynosomum fastosum [26,03% - 179,53 - 46,73]); acanthocephalans (Centrorhynchus erraticus [3,42% - 3,2 - 0,11]). Ancylostoma spp., and P. fastosum were the most prevalent with the highest MIP and MAP. We observed the presence of species of helminths with zoonotic potential. This is the first time cats parasitized with Centrorhynchus erraticus are reported in the Americas. That genus is commonly observed in wild animals.

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United States 1 1%
Unknown 70 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 30 42%
Student > Master 6 8%
Researcher 5 7%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 7%
Student > Bachelor 4 6%
Other 10 14%
Unknown 11 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 30 42%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 12 17%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 6%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 6%
Social Sciences 2 3%
Other 4 6%
Unknown 15 21%