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Zoonotic helminths parasites in the digestive tract of feral dogs and cats in Guangxi, China.

Fang F, Li J, Huang T, Guillot J, Huang W - BMC Vet. Res. (2015)

Bottom Line: The objective of the present study was to investigate the presence and identify gastrointestinal helminths in feral carnivores in Guangxi province.Fifteen species were identified including 7 trematodes, 3 cestodes and 5 nematodes.Most of them may be responsible for zoonotic infections.

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Affiliation: Laboratory of parasitology, College of Animal Science and Technology, Guangxi University, Nanning, 530004 , Guangxi, China. fang8730@163.com.

ABSTRACT

Background: In Guangxi, a province of southern China, an important number of dogs and cats roam freely in rural settings, and the presence of these animals in proximity of people may represent a risk of parasitic zoonoses. The objective of the present study was to investigate the presence and identify gastrointestinal helminths in feral carnivores in Guangxi province. Therefore, post mortem examination was performed in 40 dogs and in 39 cats.

Results: The Gastrointestinal helminths were found in all the necropsied dogs and in 37 out of 39 cats. Fifteen species were identified including 7 trematodes, 3 cestodes and 5 nematodes. Most of them may be responsible for zoonotic infections.

Conclusions: Major zoonotic gastrointestinal helminths, including liver and intestinal flukes, Toxocara spp., and Ancylostoma spp., are present in feral dogs and cats in Guangxi, and may represent a significant risk for public health.

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Adults of the trematode species Pharyngostomum cordatum on the pharynx of a cat
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Fig2: Adults of the trematode species Pharyngostomum cordatum on the pharynx of a cat

Mentions: The trematode species Pharyngostomum cordatum is a feline parasite, mainly distributed in Southern China (Fig. 2) [20]. In the present survey the frequency in feral cats (20.5 %) was greater than that reported by Yang [10] in Sichuan (15.0 %). According to Shin [21], humans are likely to be infected with P. cordatum as paratenic host. However, no human infection has been reported so far.Fig. 2


Zoonotic helminths parasites in the digestive tract of feral dogs and cats in Guangxi, China.

Fang F, Li J, Huang T, Guillot J, Huang W - BMC Vet. Res. (2015)

Adults of the trematode species Pharyngostomum cordatum on the pharynx of a cat
© Copyright Policy - OpenAccess
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License 1 - License 2
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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4537577&req=5

Fig2: Adults of the trematode species Pharyngostomum cordatum on the pharynx of a cat
Mentions: The trematode species Pharyngostomum cordatum is a feline parasite, mainly distributed in Southern China (Fig. 2) [20]. In the present survey the frequency in feral cats (20.5 %) was greater than that reported by Yang [10] in Sichuan (15.0 %). According to Shin [21], humans are likely to be infected with P. cordatum as paratenic host. However, no human infection has been reported so far.Fig. 2

Bottom Line: The objective of the present study was to investigate the presence and identify gastrointestinal helminths in feral carnivores in Guangxi province.Fifteen species were identified including 7 trematodes, 3 cestodes and 5 nematodes.Most of them may be responsible for zoonotic infections.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Laboratory of parasitology, College of Animal Science and Technology, Guangxi University, Nanning, 530004 , Guangxi, China. fang8730@163.com.

ABSTRACT

Background: In Guangxi, a province of southern China, an important number of dogs and cats roam freely in rural settings, and the presence of these animals in proximity of people may represent a risk of parasitic zoonoses. The objective of the present study was to investigate the presence and identify gastrointestinal helminths in feral carnivores in Guangxi province. Therefore, post mortem examination was performed in 40 dogs and in 39 cats.

Results: The Gastrointestinal helminths were found in all the necropsied dogs and in 37 out of 39 cats. Fifteen species were identified including 7 trematodes, 3 cestodes and 5 nematodes. Most of them may be responsible for zoonotic infections.

Conclusions: Major zoonotic gastrointestinal helminths, including liver and intestinal flukes, Toxocara spp., and Ancylostoma spp., are present in feral dogs and cats in Guangxi, and may represent a significant risk for public health.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus