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Prevalence of endoparasites in cats from two urban areas in southern romania: preliminary data

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dc.contributor.author Ciopașiu, Roxana-Mihaela
dc.contributor.author Ioniță, Mariana
dc.contributor.author Mitrea, Ioan-Liviu
dc.date.accessioned 2021-10-06T10:09:22Z
dc.date.available 2021-10-06T10:09:22Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Ciopașiu, Roxana Mihaela, Mariana Ioniță, Ioan Liviu Mitrea. 2015. "Prevalence of endoparasites in cats from two urban areas in southern romania: preliminary data". Lucrări Științifice USAMV - Iași Seria Medicină Veterinară 58 (2): 178-182. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.uaiasi.ro/xmlui/handle/20.500.12811/1895
dc.description.abstract Domestic cats can act as reservoir for many intestinal parasites. Furthermore, these animals play an important role in parasite transmission to human and other animals by contamination of the environment with faecal parasite stages. The purpose of this study was to investigate the endoparasite community of domestic cats from two urban areas in Southern Romania. For this, a total number of 120 cats were included in the study. From them, fecal samples were collected and examined, first grossly, then using a sodium chloride flotation technique followed by microscopy for identification of parasitic elements (eggs, oocysts). For a subset of 69 samples a Baermann method was performed for detection of lungworm nematodes. The overall prevalence of gastrointestinal parasites was 26.7% (32/120; 95%CI:0.19–0.35) and 2.9% (2/69; 95%CI:0.003–0.10) for lungworm, respectively, in the examined samples. Five endoparasite species, including helminthes (nematodes, cestodes) and protozoa were detected. The most prevalent species were Toxocara cati (12.5%) and Isospora felis (12.5%), followed by Aelurostrongylus abstrusus (2.9%), Ancylostoma tubaeforme (1.7%), and Dipylidium caninum (0.8%). For two samples (1.7%), mixed infection (T. cati + Ae. abstrusus and T. cati + A. tubaeforme) was diagnosed. In conclusion, the results are particularly of veterinary importance as these parasites commonly affect the animal health, suggesting the need for parasitological control. In addition, due to the zoonotic potential of some of these parasites, potential risks for the human health have to be considered. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher ”Ion Ionescu de la Brad” University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Iași en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subject cats en_US
dc.subject endoparasites en_US
dc.subject urban areas en_US
dc.subject risk factors en_US
dc.title Prevalence of endoparasites in cats from two urban areas in southern romania: preliminary data en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.author.affiliation Roxana Mihaela Ciopașiu, Mariana Ioniță, Ioan Liviu Mitrea, University of Agronomical Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Bucharest, Romania
dc.publicationName Lucrări Științifice USAMV - Iași, Seria Medicină Veterinară
dc.volume 58
dc.issue 2
dc.publicationDate 2015
dc.startingPage 178
dc.endingPage 182
dc.identifier.eissn 2393-4603


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