Clinical, laboratory and pathological findings in cats experimentally infected with Aelurostrongylus abstrusus

@article{Schnyder2014ClinicalLA,
  title={Clinical, laboratory and pathological findings in cats experimentally infected with Aelurostrongylus abstrusus},
  author={Manuela Schnyder and Angela Di Cesare and Walter U Basso and Franco Guscetti and Barbara Riond and Tony Glaus and Paolo Emidio Crisi and Peter Deplazes},
  journal={Parasitology Research},
  year={2014},
  volume={113},
  pages={1425-1433}
}
Aelurostrongylus abstrusus parasitizes the respiratory tract and can heavily affect the breathing and general condition of cats. Experimental infections of six cats were initiated by intragastric administration with 100 or 800 third-stage larvae (L3) obtained from the terrestrial snail Helix aspersa. First-stage larvae were isolated from faecal samples after 35–41 days post infection (dpi) in five animals and until end of study (84 dpi) in two cats. Cough and respiratory sounds were observed… CONTINUE READING
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