Comparative Clinical Pathology

, Volume 28, Issue 1, pp 97–98 | Cite as

Diagnosis of Toxocara eggs in faeces and hair coat of a Persian cat—a case study

  • S. SivajothiEmail author
  • B. Sudhakara Reddy
Original Article


The present communication report about the occurrence of Toxocara spp. eggs on the hair coat of cat and faeces reported. A Persian female cat about 14 months of age was presented to the hospital with a history of reduced food intake, vomiting, diarrhoea and alopecia. Microscopic examination of the faecal sample and skin scrapings revealed the presence of Toxocara spp. eggs. The cat was administered with pyrantel pamoate at 5 mg/kg body weight orally for three consecutive days along with the supportive therapy and showed uneventful recovery after treatment.


Toxocara eggs Cat Hair Faeces 



The authors are thankful to the authorities of Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University, Tirupati for the facilities provided during the study.

Compliance with ethical standards

This article does not contain any studies with human participants performed by any of the authors. In the present study, all applicable international, national and/or institutional guidelines for the care and use of animals were followed.

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Veterinary Parasitology, College of Veterinary ScienceSri Venkateswara Veterinary UniversityProddaturIndia
  2. 2.Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Veterinary Clinical Complex, College of Veterinary ScienceSri Venkateswara Veterinary UniversityProddaturIndia

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