New insights on metastrongyloid lungworms infecting cats of Sardinia, Italy.

  title={New insights on metastrongyloid lungworms infecting cats of Sardinia, Italy.},
  author={Claudia Tamponi and Antonio Varcasia and Emanuele Brianti and Anna Paola Pipia and V Frau and Maria Luisa Pinna Parpaglia and Gavino Sanna and Giovanni Garippa and Domenico Otranto and Antonio Scala},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  volume={203 1-2},
In addition to the well-known Aelurostrongylus abstrusus (Strongylida: Angiostrongylidae), Troglostrongylus brevior (Strongylida: Crenosomatidae) has recently been diagnosed as a causative agent of bronco-pulmonary infections of cats in Spain and Italy. However, information concerning the impact of this species of lungworm on feline population is limited to a few case reports. From July 2011 to May 2013 an epidemiological survey was carried out on Sardinia island (Italy), where 107 individual… CONTINUE READING
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