Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
versão impressa ISSN 0037-8682
SERRA, Cathia Maria Barrientos; UCHOA, Claudia Maria Antunes e COIMBRA, Rafaela Alonso. Parasitological study with faecal samples of stray and domiciliated cats (Felis catus domesticus) from the Metropolitan Area of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2003, vol.36, n.3, pp. 331-334. ISSN 0037-8682. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0037-86822003000300003.
In a survey of 131 faecal samples from Rio de Janeiro domiciliated and stray cats, 63,4% were positive with a higher prevalence among stray animals. Ancylostoma sp (43.5%), Toxocara sp (19.1%), Cystoisospora sp (43.5%), Uncinaria sp (1.5%), Toxocaris leonine (7.6%), Giardia sp (6.1%) and Sarcocystis sp (0.8%) were found. This high prevalence suggests the need for improved control measures against cats to protect animal and human health.
Palavras-chave : Cats; Intestinal parasitism; Helminth; Protozoan; Zoonosis.