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Helminth parasites of wild cats in north-east Scotland.

Authors
  • Burt, M D
  • Pike, A W
  • Corbett, L K
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of helminthology
Publication Date
Dec 01, 1980
Volume
54
Issue
4
Pages
303–308
Identifiers
PMID: 7229325
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Three cestode species, namely Taenia taeniaeformis Batsch, 1786, Taenia pisiformis (Bloch, 1780) and Mesocestoides litteratus (Batsch, 1786) and one nematode species, Toxocara cati Schrank, 1788, were found in wild cats collected in Grampian region, Scotland. Of the 41 cats examined, 25 were Felis silvestris, 12 were feral Felis catus and four were hybrids of F. silvestris and F. catus.

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