Tritrichomonas foetus and not Pentatrichomonas hominis is the etiologic agent of feline trichomonal diarrhea.

@article{Levy2003TritrichomonasFA,
  title={Tritrichomonas foetus and not Pentatrichomonas hominis is the etiologic agent of feline trichomonal diarrhea.},
  author={Michael G. Levy and Jody L Gookin and Matthew Poore and Adam J. Birkenheuer and Michael J. Dykstra and R Wayne Litaker},
  journal={The Journal of parasitology},
  year={2003},
  volume={89 1},
  pages={99-104}
}
Recently, several investigators have reported large-bowel diarrhea in cats associated with intestinal trichomonad parasites. These reports have presumptively identified the flagellates as Pentatrichomonas hominis, a n organism putatively capable of infecting the intestinal tracts of a number of mammalian hosts, including cats, dogs, and man. The purpose of the present study was to determine the identity of this recently recognized flagellate by means of rRNA gene sequence analysis; restriction… CONTINUE READING