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Troglostrongylus subcrenatus
<p align="CENTER"><span style="font-size: medium;"><i><b>Troglostrongylus</b></i></span><span style="font-size: medium;"><i><b>subcrenatus</b></i></span><span style="font-size: medium;"><b> (Railliet &amp; Henry, 1913) Fitzsimmons, 1964</b></span></p> <p align="JUSTIFY"><span style="font-size: medium;"> This is a metastrongyloid nematode parasite of the lungs of felids that is related to </span><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>Aleurostrongylus</i></span><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>abstrusus</i></span><span style="font-size: medium;"> and which was originally reported from a leopard in the Congo. This nematode has ben reported on a single occasion from a cat in Africa, Blantyre, Nyasaland (Fitzsimmons, 1961). The males of this species have long slender spicules and the vulva of the female is posterior to the middle of the body rather than near the anus as in </span><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>Aelurostrongylus</i></span><span style="font-size: medium;">. The adults are 10 to 23 mm long; about twice the length of the adults of </span><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>Aelurostrongylus abstrusus</i></span><span style="font-size: medium;">. The life cycle of a related parasite </span><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>Troglostrongylus brevior</i></span><span style="font-size: medium;"> was described by Gerichter (1948, 1949). The adults of </span><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>Troglostrongylus</i></span><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>brevior</i></span><span style="font-size: medium;"> are found in </span><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>Felis ocreata</i></span><span style="font-size: medium;"> and </span><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>Catolynx chaus</i></span><span style="font-size: medium;">. First-stage larvae in the feces enter a suitable mollusk, and infective larvae are present in about eight days. The patent period for this other species was found to be 28 days in a kitten fed snails containing infective larvae.</span></p> <p align="JUSTIFY"><span style="font-size: medium;"><b>REFERENCES:</b></span></p> <p align="JUSTIFY"><span style="font-size: medium;">Fitzsimmons WM. 1961. </span><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>Bronchostrongylus subcrenatus</i></span><span style="font-size: medium;"> (Railliet &amp; Henry, 1913) a new parasite recorded from the domestic cat. Vet Rec. 73:101-102.</span></p> <p align="JUSTIFY"><span style="font-size: medium;">Fitzsimmons WM. 1964. On a redescription of the male of </span><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>Troglostrongylus</i></span><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>subcrenatus</i></span><span style="font-size: medium;"> (Railliet and Henry, 1913) n. Comb., from the domestic cat and the synonymy of </span><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>Bronchostrongylus</i></span><span style="font-size: medium;"> Cameron, 1931 with </span><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>Troglostrongylus</i></span><span style="font-size: medium;"> Vevers, 1923. J Helm 38:11-20.</span></p> <p align="JUSTIFY"><span style="font-size: medium;">Gerichter CB. 1949. Studies on the nematodes parasitic in the lungs of Felidae in Palestine. Parasitology 39:251-262.</span></p>

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