Aelurostrongylus

Aelurostrongylus

(ē'lūr-ō-stron'ji-lŭs),
A common genus of lungworm in cats; land snails and slugs serve as intermediate hosts and snail-eating animals can serve as transport hosts.
[G. ailuros, cat, + Mod. L., fr. G. strongylus, round]

Aelurostrongylus

a genus of lungworm of the family Angiostrongylidae; cause chronic cough and weight loss. Includes A. abstrusus (cat), A. falciformis (badger), A. pridhami (wild mink).
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Larva of Aelurostrongylus abstrusus.By permission from Nelson RW, Couto CG, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Mosby, 2003
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The feline lungworm, Aelurostrongylus abstrusus (Railliet), was reported from 2 cats from the same household at MCAS Iwakuni.
For instance, the cats that died of HPAI virus (H5N1) infection in Germany were all infected with Aelurostrongylus spp.
Most larvae were Angiostrongylus cantonensis (375 to 420 [mean 402] [micro]m in length after fixation in hot alcohol), but a small number of Aelurostrongylus abstrusus (400 to 440 [mean 427] [micro]m in length after fixation in hot alcohol), a lungworm of cats, were also observed.