A case of feline Aelurostrongylus abstrusus (Railliet, 1898) infection in Rio de Janeiro, RJ

Authors

  • Ana Maria Reis Ferreira Universidade Federal Fluminense, Faculdade de Veterinária, Niterói, RJ
  • Letícia Mattos de Souza-Dantas Universidade Federal Fluminense, Faculdade de Veterinária, Niterói, RJ
  • Norma Labarthe Universidade Federal Fluminense, Faculdade de Veterinária, Niterói, RJ

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1678-4456.bjvras.2007.26656

Keywords:

Aelurostrongylus abstrusus, Cat, Lungworm

Abstract

Aelurostrongylus abstrusus is a lungworm that affects mainly domestic cats. It has an indirect life cicle, with molluscans as intermediate hosts and a large variety of auxiliary hosts that play an important role on its dispersion on the environment. Infection can be asymptomatic or unspecific pulmonary signs can be detected. Diagnosis can be made by recovering larvae from faeces, bronchoalveolar lavage or necropsy. Treatment still has to be defined, but ivermectin is the most recommended drug. This present work describes histopathologic lesions found in lungs of a domestic cat, observed in a routine necropsy at the Pathology Department of Universidade Federal Fluminense.

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Published

2007-02-01

How to Cite

Ferreira, A. M. R., Souza-Dantas, L. M. de, & Labarthe, N. (2007). A case of feline Aelurostrongylus abstrusus (Railliet, 1898) infection in Rio de Janeiro, RJ. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science, 44(1), 24-26. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1678-4456.bjvras.2007.26656

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