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Feline pulmonary nematodes; new challenges for veterinary practitioners
Pulmonary parasitic diseases have become a frequent feline condition. Aelurostrongylus abstrusus, Troglostrongylus brevior and Capillaria aerophila appear to be the main pathogenic factors. Felines that are affected may display respiratory as well as non-specific symptoms. Diagnostic methods include copromicroscopic, serological and molecular detection, whereas the treatment should be both symptomatic and elective.
Key words: nematodes, cats, Aelurostrongylus abstrusus, Troglostrongylus brevior, Capillaria aerophila