hematological changes associated with hemoplasma infection in cats in rio de janeiro, brazil.this study aimed to detect mycoplasma spp. in naturally infected cats from rio de janeiro and to evaluate hematological abnormalities and factors associated with this infection. out of the 197 cats sampled, 11.2% presented structures compatible with hemoplasma organisms on blood smears. in contrast, 22.8% were positive for mycoplasma spp. by means of 16s rrna gene real-time polymerase chain reaction, which reflects the weak concordance between techniques. the infection rates, by means of 16s rrn ...201627982300
sanitary conditions of a colony of urban feral cats (felis catus linnaeus, 1758) in a zoological garden of rio de janeiro, brazil.the colony of urban stray cats living in the rio de janeiro zoological garden was studied in order to develop a population and health control program. as many cats as possible were captured during two months (47 animals) and were classified according to gender, age, weight and coat markings. they were submitted to a general health evaluation, examined for the presence of ectoparasites and sent to a surgical neutering program. all animals had a blood sample drawn for cbc, platelet count, heartwor ...200415517031
prevalence and risk factors for hemoplasmas in domestic cats naturally infected with feline immunodeficiency virus and/or feline leukemia virus in rio de janeiro--brazil.the aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and risk factors for mycoplasma haemofelis (mhf) and 'candidatus mycoplasma haemominutum' (mhm) infections in domestic cats tested for feline immunodeficiency virus (fiv) and feline leukemia virus (felv) with a commercial enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (elisa) kit. based on serological testing, cats were grouped as i) fiv-positive (n=25); ii) felv-positive (n=39); iii) fiv/felv-positive (n=8); and iv) fiv/felv-negative (n=77). complete blo ...200817905624
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