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Toxocara cati (feline roundworm)

Wikipedia Abstract

Toxocara cati (toxo=arrow + cara=head; synonym Toxocara mystax, common name feline roundworm) is worldwide distributed parasite of cats and other felids and it is one of the most common nematodes of cats. This parasite is dangerous as it can infect both wild felids as well as domestic felids. Adult worms are localised in the gut of the host. In adult cats, the infection – which is called toxocariasis – is usually asymptomatic. However, massive infection in juvenile cats can be fatal.
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Parasite of 
Acinonyx jubatus (Cheetah)[1]
Caracal caracal (Caracal)[1]
Civettictis civetta (African Civet)[1]
Felis catus (Domestic Cat)[1]
Felis chaus (Jungle Cat)[1]
Felis silvestris (Wildcat)[1]
Felis silvestris lybica (African wild cat)[1]
Helogale parvula (Common Dwarf Mongoose)[1]
Homo sapiens (man)[1]
Leptailurus serval (Serval)[1]
Lynx canadensis (lynx)[1]
Lynx lynx (Eurasian Lynx)[1]
Lynx pardinus (Iberian Lynx)[1]
Lynx rufus (Bobcat)[1]
Lynx rufus baileyi (Bobcat)[1]
Martes foina (Beech Marten)[1]
Panthera leo (Lion)[1]
Panthera pardus (Leopard)[1]
Prionailurus bengalensis (Leopard Cat)[1]
Puma concolor (Cougar)[1]
Rattus norvegicus (Norway rat)[1]
Vulpes vulpes (Red Fox)[1]


New Zealand (Alien);



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1Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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