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1 October 2011 Sporulation and Survival of Toxoplasma gondii Oocysts in Different Types of Commercial Cat Litter
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Toxoplasma gondii oocysts are environmentally resistant and can survive outdoors for many months in dry and cold climates. In the present study, sporulation and survival of T. gondii oocysts was studied in different types of cat litters commercially available in the United States. Oocysts sporulated within 2–3 days in all types of cat litters and occasionally remained viable for 14 days. Results indicate that cat litter should be changed daily to prevent sporulation and infectivity to people.

American Society of Parasitologists
J. P. Dubey, L. R. Ferreira, J. Martins, and J. L. Jones "Sporulation and Survival of Toxoplasma gondii Oocysts in Different Types of Commercial Cat Litter," Journal of Parasitology 97(5), (1 October 2011). https://doi.org/10.1645/GE-2774.1
Received: 8 February 2011; Accepted: 1 May 2011; Published: 1 October 2011
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