Journal article

Angiostrongylus chabaudi in felids: New findings and a review of the literature

Alessio Giannelli, Zvezedlina Kirkova, Francesca Abramo, Maria Stefania Latrofa, Bronwyn Campbell, Nicola Zizzo, Cinzia Cantacessi, Filipe Dantas-Torres, Domenico Otranto

Veterinary Parasitology | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2016

Abstract

Cardiopulmonary infections by Angiostrongylus chabaudi affect domestic and wild felids but, due to limited information on the biology of this nematode, its pathogenicity remains unclear. This article describes the histopathological alterations associated with Angiostrongylus infection in a wildcat from Bulgaria, and reviews current literature on this feline angiostrongylid. Nematodes were isolated from lung lavage and faecal samples of a road killed wildcat in Southern Bulgaria. The morphological identification of parasite larvae as A. chabaudi was confirmed by molecular analysis of part of the 18S ribosomal RNA gene. Upon histopathological examination, severe granulomatous pneumonia, rangin..

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