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diagnosis of aelurostrongylus abstrusus and dirofilaria immitis infections in cats from a human shelter.during a 6-month period, 108 sexually mature stray cats were euthanatized at a humane shelter in alabama. aelurostrongylus abstrusus was identified in 20 of the cats (18.5%) by baermann fecal examination, necropsy, or histologic examination. the baermann fecal examination was a more sensitive test for aelurostrongylosis than was necropsy or histologic examination. thoracic radiography was useful in identifying infected cats, but was a less sensitive and more nonspecific method of detection than ...19883366677
further study on the potential vectors of dirofilaria in macon county, alabama. 19863819971
potential vectors of dirofilaria immitis in macon county, alabama.a study was conducted in macon county, alabama (east-central) during the mosquito breeding seasons of 1978 and 1979 to determine the potential vector(s) of dirofilaria immitis. live mosquitoes were collected with co2-baited, miniature light traps, and small hand aspirators. these mosquitoes were subsequently dissected to determine whether immature stages of the heartworm were present. specific communities were selected based on their having at least 4 known cases of d immitis infection present i ...19826129822
field isolations of dirofilaria from mosquitoes in alabama.field collections of mosquitoes were made april-september 1977 and 1978 in the immediate vicinity of a hunting-dog kennel where the dogs had a chronic history of heartworm infection. among 19 mosquito species taken in light-trap collections, only aedes sticticus, ae. vexans, and anopheles punctipennis were found infected with what were presumed to be d. immitis larvae. based on natural infection rates and the relative abundance of these three host species, an. punctipennis and ae. sticticus appe ...19807365629
occurrence of (dirofilaria immitis) in gray fox (urocyon cinereoargenteus) in alabama and georgia.the occurrence of dirofilaria immitis in gray fox (urocyon cineroargenteus) was determined by gross examination, blood samples, and filtered tissue sediments in a sampling of 149 gray foxes taken from alabama and georgia during the 1977-78 trapping season. microfilariae were not found in blood samples obtained from 24 of these gray foxes. three of 82 male foxes (3.7%) and 1 of 67 female foxes (1.5%) were infected with heartworm. d. immitis rate of infection was 1 of 19 (5.3%) and 3 of 130 (2.3%) ...19807431520
diagnostic, treatment, and prevention protocols for feline heartworm infection in animal sheltering agencies.cats are at risk for heartworm infection (dirofilaria immitis) wherever the disease is endemic in dogs. diagnosis is more difficult in cats, and little information is available regarding effective palliative and curative treatments for infected cats. in contrast to the challenges of diagnosis and treatment, chemoprophylaxis is highly effective, and current guidelines call for preventive medications to be administered to all cats in endemic areas. the purpose of this study was to survey feline he ...201121330060
diagnostic, treatment, and prevention protocols for canine heartworm infection in animal sheltering agencies.the high prevalence of heartworm infection in shelter dogs creates a dilemma for shelter managers, who frequently operate with insufficient funding, staffing, and expertise to comply with heartworm guidelines developed for owned pet dogs. the purpose of this study was to survey canine heartworm management protocols used by 504 animal sheltering agencies in the endemic states of alabama, florida, georgia, and mississippi. open-admission shelters, which tended to be larger and more likely to perfo ...201121353743
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