Comparison of parasitic mite retrieval methods in a population of community cats

  title={Comparison of parasitic mite retrieval methods in a population of community cats},
  author={Catherine Milley and M. Dryden and W. Rosenkrantz and J. Griffin and C. Reeder},
  journal={Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery},
  pages={657 - 664}
  • Catherine Milley, M. Dryden, +2 authors C. Reeder
  • Published 2017
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
  • Objectives This study compared methods of mite retrieval from community cats in the Ohio River Valley region of the USA and determined incidence of parasitic mites in this region. Methods In total, 493 community cats were humanely trapped and anesthetized for a trap–neuter–return program. Cats received a dermatologic examination, ear swabs, superficial skin scraping, flea combing, acetate tape preparation and feces collection. All samples were examined microscopically. Large volumes of hair and… CONTINUE READING
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