Fatal aelurostrongylosis in a kitten in Serbia
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This paper describes a case of aelurostrongylosis in a four-month old female domestic cat (Felis catus) from South Banat, Serbia. The kitten that had died suddenly without signs of illness was autopsied in the Veterinary Specialised Institute Pancevo. The macroscopic finding was typical of granulomatous pneumonia and subsequently, histopathology revealed verminous pneumonia. Based on the parasite morphology, it was confirmed that the lung lesions were caused by Aelurostrongylus abstrusus. The present finding contributes to the knowledge of the prevalence of this underestimated parasite in the Balkan Peninsula.
Keywords:Aelurostrongylus abstrusus / aelurostrongylosis / cat / lungworms / pneumonia / Serbia
Source:Acta Parasitologica, 2017, 62, 2, 488-491
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