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Nigerian Journal of Parasitology

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Occurrence of Anatrichosoma sp. in a Nigerian feral cat

J.A. Ohiolei, H.O. Awobode

Abstract


This is a report of the presence of an embryonated egg with distinct morphological features consistent with those of Anatrichosoma sp., in cat faeces from Ibadan, Nigeria. This is important because detailed information about this parasite’s clinical pattern, epidemiology and host range is just being gradually unravelled. We report probably for the first time Anatrichosoma sp. isolated from the faeces of a feral cat in Nigeria, suggesting the need for further studies of this parasite in Nigeria, since infection has been documented in dogs, cats, simians and humans in some tropical countries.

Keywords: Anatrichosoma; cats; Ibadan; Nigeria




http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/njpar.v39i1.21
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