Diagnosis of Toxocara eggs in faeces and hair coat of a Persian cat—a case study
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The present communication report about the occurrence of Toxocara spp. eggs on the hair coat of cat and faeces reported. A Persian female cat about 14 months of age was presented to the hospital with a history of reduced food intake, vomiting, diarrhoea and alopecia. Microscopic examination of the faecal sample and skin scrapings revealed the presence of Toxocara spp. eggs. The cat was administered with pyrantel pamoate at 5 mg/kg body weight orally for three consecutive days along with the supportive therapy and showed uneventful recovery after treatment.
KeywordsToxocara eggs Cat Hair Faeces
The authors are thankful to the authorities of Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University, Tirupati for the facilities provided during the study.
Compliance with ethical standards
This article does not contain any studies with human participants performed by any of the authors. In the present study, all applicable international, national and/or institutional guidelines for the care and use of animals were followed.
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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
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