First Report of a Troglostrongylus brevior Case in a Domestic Cat in Turkey

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Umur Ş., Barılı Ö., Gencay Topçu E. B., GÜRLER A. T.

Turkiye parazitolojii dergisi, vol.44, no.3, pp.176-178, 2020 (Scopus) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/tpd.galenos.2020.6889
  • Journal Name: Turkiye parazitolojii dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database, Directory of Open Access Journals, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.176-178
  • Keywords: cat, feline lungworms, nematode, Troglostrongylus brevior, Turkey
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


Parasitic bronchopneumonia plays an important role, especially in the respiratory diseases of cats. Troglostrongylus species have been reported as lung parasites of wild cats; however, in recent years, they have also been found in domestic cats, especially from the Mediterranean and Balkan countries. In this report, Troglostrongylus brevior was found during the examination of lung samples of a tabby cat who was euthanized at the age of 2 years. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of Troglostrongylus brevior in Turkey.