1994 Volume 47 Issue 10 Pages 777-781
From March 1991 to May 1993 a total of 500 cats in Kagoshima area was surveyed for helminths and antibody to Toxoplasma gondii. The positivity rate for helminths was 66.8%, being 79.3% of youngs and 64.4% of aged, and 68.5% in males and 66.0% in females. Eight species of helminth were detected: Pharyngostomum cordatum, Dipylidiumcaninum, Spirometra erinacei, Toxocara cati, Ancylostoma tubaeforme, Dirofilaris immitis, Ancylostoma kusimaenseandUncinaria sp.A. kusimaenseandUncinariasp. were the first cases reported in Japan. Antibodies to T. gondii were detected in 16.0% of cats surveyed.