Cryptosporidiosis in cats, dogs, ferrets, raccoons, opossums, rabbits, and non-human primates

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

Cryptosporidium infection in the domestic cat (Felis catus) was first reported in 1979 when oocysts were detected in feces from 5 of 13 cats examined. 370 Developmental stages were limited to the small intestine. Adult cats, but not mice (ICR strain) or guinea pigs (Hartley strain), were infected by oral challenge with oocysts collected in feces or small intestine mucosal scrapings from naturally infected cats. Based on these cross-transmission studies, the name Cryptosporidium felis was proposed to designate the species infecting cats. However, the organism described is morphologically and developmentally indistinguishable from Cryptosporidiumparvum. 808,844 Lack of transmission to mice in the single transmission trial conducted may have been age related, because 7-week-old mice, which may be resistant to Cryptosporidium infection, 328,734 were used. Furthermore, C. parvum isolates from calves and human beings are infectious to cats. 61,186,619 Therefore, until distinct differences can be shown, C. felis should be considered C. parvum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCryptosporidiosis of Man and Animals
PublisherCRC Press
Pages113-124
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781351079716
ISBN (Print)0849364019, 9781315892160
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

primate
feces
developmental stage
pig
dog
infection
Primates
organism
trial

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

Cite this

Cryptosporidiosis in cats, dogs, ferrets, raccoons, opossums, rabbits, and non-human primates. / Riggs, Michael W.

Cryptosporidiosis of Man and Animals. CRC Press, 2018. p. 113-124.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

@inbook{efedbaad22194991a6953e96d21903c0,
title = "Cryptosporidiosis in cats, dogs, ferrets, raccoons, opossums, rabbits, and non-human primates",
abstract = "Cryptosporidium infection in the domestic cat (Felis catus) was first reported in 1979 when oocysts were detected in feces from 5 of 13 cats examined. 370 Developmental stages were limited to the small intestine. Adult cats, but not mice (ICR strain) or guinea pigs (Hartley strain), were infected by oral challenge with oocysts collected in feces or small intestine mucosal scrapings from naturally infected cats. Based on these cross-transmission studies, the name Cryptosporidium felis was proposed to designate the species infecting cats. However, the organism described is morphologically and developmentally indistinguishable from Cryptosporidiumparvum. 808,844 Lack of transmission to mice in the single transmission trial conducted may have been age related, because 7-week-old mice, which may be resistant to Cryptosporidium infection, 328,734 were used. Furthermore, C. parvum isolates from calves and human beings are infectious to cats. 61,186,619 Therefore, until distinct differences can be shown, C. felis should be considered C. parvum.",
author = "Riggs, {Michael W}",
year = "2018",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1201/9781351071260",
language = "English (US)",
isbn = "0849364019",
pages = "113--124",
booktitle = "Cryptosporidiosis of Man and Animals",
publisher = "CRC Press",

}

TY - CHAP

T1 - Cryptosporidiosis in cats, dogs, ferrets, raccoons, opossums, rabbits, and non-human primates

AU - Riggs, Michael W

PY - 2018/1/1

Y1 - 2018/1/1

N2 - Cryptosporidium infection in the domestic cat (Felis catus) was first reported in 1979 when oocysts were detected in feces from 5 of 13 cats examined. 370 Developmental stages were limited to the small intestine. Adult cats, but not mice (ICR strain) or guinea pigs (Hartley strain), were infected by oral challenge with oocysts collected in feces or small intestine mucosal scrapings from naturally infected cats. Based on these cross-transmission studies, the name Cryptosporidium felis was proposed to designate the species infecting cats. However, the organism described is morphologically and developmentally indistinguishable from Cryptosporidiumparvum. 808,844 Lack of transmission to mice in the single transmission trial conducted may have been age related, because 7-week-old mice, which may be resistant to Cryptosporidium infection, 328,734 were used. Furthermore, C. parvum isolates from calves and human beings are infectious to cats. 61,186,619 Therefore, until distinct differences can be shown, C. felis should be considered C. parvum.

AB - Cryptosporidium infection in the domestic cat (Felis catus) was first reported in 1979 when oocysts were detected in feces from 5 of 13 cats examined. 370 Developmental stages were limited to the small intestine. Adult cats, but not mice (ICR strain) or guinea pigs (Hartley strain), were infected by oral challenge with oocysts collected in feces or small intestine mucosal scrapings from naturally infected cats. Based on these cross-transmission studies, the name Cryptosporidium felis was proposed to designate the species infecting cats. However, the organism described is morphologically and developmentally indistinguishable from Cryptosporidiumparvum. 808,844 Lack of transmission to mice in the single transmission trial conducted may have been age related, because 7-week-old mice, which may be resistant to Cryptosporidium infection, 328,734 were used. Furthermore, C. parvum isolates from calves and human beings are infectious to cats. 61,186,619 Therefore, until distinct differences can be shown, C. felis should be considered C. parvum.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0002170099&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0002170099&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1201/9781351071260

DO - 10.1201/9781351071260

M3 - Chapter

SN - 0849364019

SN - 9781315892160

SP - 113

EP - 124

BT - Cryptosporidiosis of Man and Animals

PB - CRC Press

ER -