Korean J Vet Res > Volume 52(2); 2012 > Article
Korean Journal of Veterinary Research 2012;52(2):65-68.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.14405/kjvr.2012.52.2.065    Published online June 30, 2012.
The prevalence of feline parasites in Suwon, Korea
Heejeong Youn1, Myung-Rae Cho1, Yong-Suk Lim1, Kyoung Hee Kim1, Bo-Kyung Bae1, Namsik Shin1, Ho-Woo Nam2
1College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University
2Deoartment of Parasitology and Catholic Institute of Parasitic Diseases, College of Medicine, Catholic University of Korea
Feline parasites were investigated in the area of Suwon in Korea from September to October, 2003. Wild cat had spread to zoonotic parasites, these parasites could cause infection with a person. People have a lot of interest in parasite infection of wild cat. This article reviews rate of infection of a parasites and kind of a parasite of wild cats. We will report the critical characteristic features of parasites to a better understanding of the disease. The incidence rates of Toxocara cati, Trichuris felis, Ancylostoma braziliense and Capillaria sp were 37.0, 4.3, 1.1 and 1.1% in nematodes. Those of Taenia taeniaformis and Opisthorchis sp were 2.2 and 1.1% in cestode and trematode. Those of Isospora felis, Toxoplasma gondii, and Sarcocystis sp were 8.7, 9.8, and 2.2% in protozoa. Almost of these were zoonotic parasites without Isospora felis.
Key Words: feline parasites, Toxocara cati, Toxoplasma gondii, Trichuris felis, wild cats

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