Characterisation of ecto- and endoparasites in domestic cats from Tirana, Albania

  title={Characterisation of ecto- and endoparasites in domestic cats from Tirana, Albania},
  author={Martin Knaus and Dhimit{\"e}r Rapti and Enstela Shukullari and Ilir Kusi and Rezart Postoli and Dashamir Xhaxhiu and Cornelia Silaghi and Dietmar Hamel and Martin Visser and Renate Winter and Steffen Rehbein},
  journal={Parasitology Research},
During 2008 to 2011, faecal samples, ear swabs, and ectoparasites obtained by full body search and total body comb were collected from 252 cats originating from the greater Tirana area. Faecal samples were examined using the McMaster and Baermann techniques, and a subset of 58 samples was tested for Giardia-specific antigen using a coproantigen enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). The ear swabs were examined for the presence of parasitic mites. Overall, almost 93 % of the cats were… CONTINUE READING
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