Ancient mitochondrial DNA analysis was used to confirm the coprolite came from a Puma (Puma concolor) and that the eggs belonged to Toxascaris leonina, a species of roundworm
still commonly found in the digestive systems of modern day cats, dogs and foxes.
parasite still exist today in animals.
infections can be reduced significantly simply by improving the treatment and quality of drinking water in high-risk regions, according to the study published in the journal 'PLOS Medicine.'
infestations in young animals can cause respiratory disease, ill thrift and intestinal blockage.
| The first of the workshops, looking at roundworm
and blowfly strike, has been arranged by Dolgellau Vets at the town's rugby club on Tuesday, June 4, 1.30pm-4.30pm.
The experimental investigations were carried out in the roundworm
Caenorhabditis elegans, a fundamental model organism of modern biomedical research.
At the onset of the study, the prevalence of parasitic infection was 49 per cent with 80 per cent of the infected children exhibiting infestation by giant roundworm
. The 2018 study was published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
Infection with Baylisascaris procyonis roundworms
is rare but often fatal and typically affects children.
Typical drugs used to treat roundworm
infections in cats include both topical and oral preparations.
That is, the mean number of eggs for roundworm
was the largest (approximately 4 eggs [g.sup.-1] soil), followed by hookworm (Figure 1).
Q My vet has just told me that my cat has got roundworm
eggs in his stools.
IRISH researchers could help tackle a roundworm
disease that affects one billion people and kills 60,000 worldwide every year.