Epidemiological survey of tick-borne protozoal infection in iriomote cats and tsushima leopard cats in Japan.

@article{Tateno2013EpidemiologicalSO,
  title={Epidemiological survey of tick-borne protozoal infection in iriomote cats and tsushima leopard cats in Japan.},
  author={Morihiro Tateno and Takuma Nishio and Tomohide Matsuo and Masato Sakuma and Nozomi Nakanishi and Masako Izawa and Yumiko Asari and Maki Okamura and Takako Shimokawa Miyama and Asuka Setoguchi and Yasuyuki Endo},
  journal={The Journal of veterinary medical science},
  year={2013},
  volume={75 7},
  pages={985-9}
}
This epidemiological survey was conducted to determine the prevalence of Hepatozoon, Babesia and Theileria infection in the Iriomote cat (IC) and the Tsushima leopard cat (TLC). Blood samples from 43 ICs and 14 TLCs were collected between November 2002 and January 2012. Polymerase chain reaction and DNA sequencing analyses detected a Hepatozoon felis infection prevalence of 72.0% (31/43 cats) and 100% (14/14 cats) in ICs and TLCs, respectively. The degree of Hepatozoon parasitemia observed on… CONTINUE READING
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