Feline Lungworm

Thursday, September 21, 2017

(NY) Feline Lungworm (Aelurostrongylus abstrusus) detected by parasitological examination of a fecal sample from the cat from Tompkins County. A Fecal Qualitative exam was performed, consisting of double centrifugation flotation in both sugar and zinc sulfate solutions. Concurrent heavy infections with Toxocara cati (cat roundworm) and Ancylostoma tubaeforme (cat hookworm) were detected. Interestingly, the cat was also infected with Eucoleus aerophilus (another lungworm), Toxoplasma gondii and Aonchotheca putorii.