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 … Continue reading

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) … Continue reading

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 & Luehe, 1909, Synthetocaulusabstrusus Railliet and Henry, 1907 … Continue reading