Prevalence of Tritrichomonas foetus infection in cats with diarrhoea in the UK

Danielle A. Gunn-Moore, Theresa M. McCann, Nicki Reed, Kerry E. Simpson, Bryn Tennant

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Faecal samples from 111 cats with diarrhoea that were living in the UK were submitted for the assessment of Tritrichomonas foetus infection by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Sixteen (14.4%) samples were found to be positive. In agreement with studies from the USA, infected cats were predominantly of a year of age or less and of a pedigree breed, with Siamese and Bengal cats specifically over-represented in this population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)214-218
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007

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