Toxocara cati infection in UK owned but untreated cats

Wednesday 1st June 2016
ESCCAP UK & Ireland News Item

A recent paper published by JSAP on line early view showed 26% prevalence of patent Toxocara cati infection in UK owned but untreated cats. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jsap.12478/abstract. This adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting that cats are major contributors to Toxocara ova environmental contamination, making regular deworming of cats and stray cat control through adoption and neutering vital components of human toxocarosis control.

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