A study was carried out to assess the possible relation between the number of Aelurostrongylus abstrusus larvae per gram of feces (LPG) with respiratory signs and radiographic findings in naturally infected cats. Out of 196 owned cats, 52 (26.5%) were found infected with A. abstrusus. Positive cats were divided into 4 age groups (1, 2-6 months; 2, 7-11 months; 3, 1-5 years and, 4, >6 years). Thoracic radiographs in double orthogonal views were carried out and cats were ranked on the basis of the respiratory signs (0, no symptoms; 1, mild; 2, moderate and 3, severe symptoms) and radiographic changes. Data showed that increasing LPGs were associated with higher probability to develop more severe symptoms, although some asymptomatic cats had high number of LPGs. Radiographic score and LPGs decreased with increasing cat age. A. abstrusus should be included in the differential diagnosis of lung diseases also in cats with mild respiratory symptoms

Relation between Aelurostrongylus abstrusus larvae excretion, respiratory and radiographic signs in naturally infected cats / Genchi, Marco; Ferrari, Nicola; Fonti, Paolo; De Francesco, Ivana; Piazza, Carlotta; Viglietti, Antonio. - In: VETERINARY PARASITOLOGY. - ISSN 0304-4017. - 206:3-4(2014), pp. 182-187. [10.1016/j.vetpar.2014.10.030]

Relation between Aelurostrongylus abstrusus larvae excretion, respiratory and radiographic signs in naturally infected cats

GENCHI, Marco
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2014-01-01

Abstract

A study was carried out to assess the possible relation between the number of Aelurostrongylus abstrusus larvae per gram of feces (LPG) with respiratory signs and radiographic findings in naturally infected cats. Out of 196 owned cats, 52 (26.5%) were found infected with A. abstrusus. Positive cats were divided into 4 age groups (1, 2-6 months; 2, 7-11 months; 3, 1-5 years and, 4, >6 years). Thoracic radiographs in double orthogonal views were carried out and cats were ranked on the basis of the respiratory signs (0, no symptoms; 1, mild; 2, moderate and 3, severe symptoms) and radiographic changes. Data showed that increasing LPGs were associated with higher probability to develop more severe symptoms, although some asymptomatic cats had high number of LPGs. Radiographic score and LPGs decreased with increasing cat age. A. abstrusus should be included in the differential diagnosis of lung diseases also in cats with mild respiratory symptoms
Relation between Aelurostrongylus abstrusus larvae excretion, respiratory and radiographic signs in naturally infected cats / Genchi, Marco; Ferrari, Nicola; Fonti, Paolo; De Francesco, Ivana; Piazza, Carlotta; Viglietti, Antonio. - In: VETERINARY PARASITOLOGY. - ISSN 0304-4017. - 206:3-4(2014), pp. 182-187. [10.1016/j.vetpar.2014.10.030]
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