Prevalence of Giardia intestinalis infection in household cats of Tohoku district in Japan.

@article{Itoh2006PrevalenceOG,
  title={Prevalence of Giardia intestinalis infection in household cats of Tohoku district in Japan.},
  author={Naoyuki Itoh and Noboru Muraoka and Jun Kawamata and Mikiko Aoki and Tadashi Itagaki},
  journal={The Journal of veterinary medical science},
  year={2006},
  volume={68 2},
  pages={
          161-3
        }
}
Fecal samples obtained from 600 household cats (244 males and 356 females) kept in 3 prefectures of Tohoku district in Japan were examined for Giardia intestinalis antigen, using a commercial enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) kit. G. intestinalis antigen was detected in 40% of the fecal specimens. The factors such as the age, life style or environmental condition of cats could be significantly related to the positive rate of G. intestinalis antigen. In contrast, the investigative… CONTINUE READING

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