Gurltia paralysans

Gurltiaparalysans Wolffhügel, 1933 (Figures 4-23 through 4-26) In 1933, Dr. Kurt Wolffhügel erected a new genus, Gurltia, and species, paralysans, to contain a worm causing paralysis in a cat in Chile that was named after Dr. Ernst Friedrich Gurlt. In this paper...

Oslerus rostratus

Oslerus rostratus (Gerichter, 1949) Anderson, 1978 This is a metastrongyloid nematode parasite of felines that occasionally finds its way into the domestic cat. Oslerus rostratus is a large worm that is closely related to the canine parasite Oslerus (= Filaroides)...

Troglostrongylus subcrenatus

Troglostrongylussubcrenatus (Railliet & Henry, 1913) Fitzsimmons, 1964 This is a metastrongyloid nematode parasite of the lungs of felids that is related to Aleurostrongylusabstrusus and which was originally reported from a leopard in the Congo. This nematode has ben...

Aelurostrongylus abstrusus

Aelurostrongylus abstrusus (Railliet, 1898) Cameron, 1927 (Figures 4-15 through 4-22) ETYMOLOGY: Aeluro = cat and strongylus = round, plus abstrusus = hidden from view SYNONYMS:Strongyluspusillus Mueller, 1890, Strongylusabstrusus Railliet, 1898, Strongylusnanus Braun...

METASTRONGYLOIDEA

METASTRONGYLOIDEA Metastrongylid nematodes are characterized by having life cycles that typically require an intermediated molluscan host for the development of the third-stage larvae that are infective to vertebrates. Cats do not appear to eat many snails, and...