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1 October 2012 Prevalence of Ancylostoma braziliense in Cats in Three Northern Counties of Florida, United States
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A convenience sampling of fecal specimens from 40 cats in northern Florida was examined for the presence of Ancylostoma braziliense eggs by using centrifugal sugar flotation and polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP). Of the 40 samples, 26 (65%) contained hookworm eggs. DNA from 24 samples was successfully amplified using PCR; using RFLP, 10 samples were identified as containing DNA of A. braziliense (41.7% of the 24 samples that successfully amplified). Of these, 6 samples contained DNA of both Ancylostoma tubaeforme and A. braziliense, and 4 samples contained only DNA of A. braziliense. The remaining samples (n  =  14) contained only the DNA of A. tubaeforme, except for 1 sample that had no discernible bands after RFLP.

American Society of Parasitologists
Janice L. Liotta, Khuanchai N. Koompapong, Joseph P. Yaros, Joseph Prullage, and Dwight D. Bowman "Prevalence of Ancylostoma braziliense in Cats in Three Northern Counties of Florida, United States," Journal of Parasitology 98(5), (1 October 2012). https://doi.org/10.1645/GE-2930.1
Published: 1 October 2012
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