E-ISSN 2146-3077
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Aelurostrongylus abstrusus Pneumonia in an Immunosuppressed Cat
1 Erciyes Üniversitesi, Veteriner Fakültesi, Patoloji Anabilim Dalı, Kayseri  
2 Erciyes Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Parazitoloji Anabilim Dalı, Kayseri, Türkiye  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2009; 33: 89-91

Key Words: Aelurostrongylus Abstrusus, Pneumonia, Cat
Abstract

This study was performed on a mixed breed street cat whose immune system had been suppressed by cortisone. Necropsy following the cat’s death indicated the presence of hepatized areas of 1-1.5 cm sizes located in whole lung lobules. The samples prepared for histopathological examination confirmed verminous pneumonia. The agent causing the pathology was determined to be Aelurostrongylus abstrusus.

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