Skip to main content
Log in

Occurrence Pattern of Influenza A Virus, Coxiella burnetii, Toxoplasma gondii, and Trichinella sp. in the Pallas Cat and Domestic Cat and Their Potential Prey Under Arid Climate Conditions

  • Applied Problems of Arid Lands Development
  • Published:
Arid Ecosystems Aims and scope Submit manuscript

Abstract

The possibility of the occurrence of seropositive reactions against four pathogens in two feline species (Pallas cat (Otocolobus manul) and domestic cat (Felis catus)) and six species of their potential prey was studied. Blood serum was analyzed for the presence of antibodies to the pathogens by enzyme immunoassay. The occurrence pattern of influenza A virus in manuls was the largest among tested pathogens (22%, n = 18). In this case, positive animals were not discovered among domestic cats. Antibodies against Coxiella burnetii were registered only in domestic cats (3.6%, n = 55). Antibodies against Toxoplasma gondii were found in wild and domestic animals: domestic cats (14.7%, n = 61), Pallas’ cats (9.1%, n = 18), and their prey (3.7%, n = 273). The occurrence of Trichinella sp. was comparatively low in domestic cats (1.6%, n = 61); among prey, antibodies to the parasite were found only in one species, the transbaikal hamster (Cricetulus pseudogriseus) (10.9%, n = 119).

This is a preview of subscription content, log in via an institution to check access.

Access this article

Price excludes VAT (USA)
Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout.

Instant access to the full article PDF.

Similar content being viewed by others

References

  • Basso, W., Edelhoffer, R., Zenker, W., Moestl, K., Kue Bber-Heiss, A., and Prosl, H., Toxoplasmosis in Pallas’ cats (Otocolobus manul) raised in captivity, Parasitology, 2005, vol. 130, pp. 293–299.

    Article  CAS  PubMed  Google Scholar 

  • Brown, M., Lappin, M.R., Brown, J.L., Munkhtsog, B., and Swanson, W., Exploring the ecological basis for extreme susceptibility of Pallas’ cats (Otocolobus manul) to fatal toxoplasmosis: comparison of wild and captive populations, J. Wildl. Dis., 2005, vol. 41, no. 4, pp. 691–700.

    Article  PubMed  Google Scholar 

  • Campbell, W.C., Trichinosis revisited, another look at modes of transmission, Parasitol. Today, 1988, vol. 4, pp. 83–86.

    Article  CAS  PubMed  Google Scholar 

  • García-Bocanegra, I., Dubey, J.P., Martínez, F., Vargas, A., Cabezón, O., Zorrilla, I., Arenas, A., and Almería, S., Factors affecting seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in the endangered Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus), Vet. Parasitol., 2010, vol. 167, pp. 36–42.

    Article  PubMed  Google Scholar 

  • Gilot-Fromont, E., Lelu, M., Darde, M., Richomme, C., Aubert, D., and Afonso, E., The life cycle of Toxoplasma gondii in the natural environment, in Toxoplasmosis— Recent Advances, Djaković, O.D., Ed., Rijeka: InTech, 2012. ISBN: 978-953-51-0746-0. doi 10.5772/48233

    Google Scholar 

  • Kikuchi, Y., Chomela, B.B., Kasten, R.W., Martenson, J.S., Swift, P.K., and O’Brien, S.J., Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in American free-ranging or captive pumas (Felis concolor) and bobcats (Lynx rufus), Vet. Parasitol., 2004, vol. 120, pp. 1–9.

    Article  PubMed  Google Scholar 

  • Kirilyuk, V.E., Feeding and behavior of the Pallas’s cat (Felis manul Pall., 1778) in Southeastern Transbaikalian region, Byull. Mosk. O-va. Ispyt. Prir., Otd. Biol., 1999, vol. 104, no. 6, pp. 41–44.

    Google Scholar 

  • Komiya, T., Sadamasu, K., Kang, M., Tsuboshima, S., Fukushi, H., and Hiray, K., Seroprevalence of Coxiella burnetii infections among cats in different living environments, J. Vet. Med. Sci., 2003, vol. 65, no. 9, pp. 1047–1048.

    Article  PubMed  Google Scholar 

  • Kuiken, T., Holmes, E.C., McCauley, J., Rimmelzwaan, G.F., Williams, C.S., and Grenfell, B.T., Host species barriers to influenza virus infections, Science, 2006, vol. 312, pp. 394–397.

    Article  CAS  PubMed  Google Scholar 

  • Lindsay, D.S., Blagburn, B.L., and Dubey, J.P., Survival of nonsporulated Toxoplasma gondii oocysts under refrigerator conditions, Vet. Parasitol., 2002, vol. 103, pp. 309–313.

    Article  CAS  PubMed  Google Scholar 

  • Marrie, T.J., Coxiella burnetii (Q fever) Pneumonia, Clin. Infect. Dis., 1995, vol. 21, suppl. 3, pp. 253–264.

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Morsy, T.A., Ibrahim, B.B., Haridy, F.M., and Rifaat, M.M., Trichinella encysted larvae in slaughtered pigs in Cairo (1995–1999), J. Egypt Soc. Parasitol., 2000, vol. 30, pp. 753–760.

    CAS  PubMed  Google Scholar 

  • Naidenko, S.V., Esaulova, N.V., Lukarevskii, V.S., Ernandes-Blanco, H.A., Sorokin, P.A., Litvinov, M.N., Kotlyar, A.K., and Rozhnov, V.V., Occurrence of infections in Amur tiger at the southern edge of area, in Bolezni i parazity dikikh zhivotnykh Sibiri i Dal’nego Vostoka Rossii (Diseases and Parasites of Wild Animals in Siberia and Far East), Vladivostok: Dal’nauka, 2012, pp. 27–35.

    Google Scholar 

  • Naidenko, S.V., Pavlova, E.V., and Kirilyuk, V.E., Detection of seasonal weight loss and a serologic survey of potential pathogens in wild Pallas’ cats (Felis [Otocolobus] manul) of the Daurian steppe, Russia, J. Wildl. Dis., 2014, vol. 50, no. 2, pp. 188–194.

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Pavlova, E.V., Kirilyuk, V.E., and Naidenko, S.V., Patterns of seroprevalence of feline viruses among domestic cats and Pallas’ cats in Daurskii Reserve, Russia, Can. J. Zool., 2015, vol. 93, pp. 849–855.

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

  • Penzhorn, B.L., Stylianides, E., van Vuuren, M., Alexander, K., Meltzer, D.G.A., and Mukarati, N., Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in free ranging lion and leopard populations in southern Africa, South Afr. J. Wildl. Res., 2002, vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 163–165.

    Google Scholar 

  • Pozio, E., Factors affecting the flow among domestic, synanthropic, and sylvatic cycles of Trichinella, Vet. Parasitol., 2000, vol. 93, pp. 241–262.

    Article  CAS  PubMed  Google Scholar 

  • Pozio, E., La Rosa, G., and Amati, M., Factors influencing the resistance of trichinella muscle larvae to freezing, Proc. 8th Int. Conf. on Trichinellosis, Orvieto, Italy, September 7–10, 1993, Orvieto, 1994 pp. 173–178.

    Google Scholar 

  • Reperant, L.A., Rimmelzwaan, G.F., and Kuiken, T., Avian influenza viruses in mammals, Sci. Tech. Off. Int. Epiz., 2009, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 137–159.

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

  • Roelke-Parker, M., Munson, L., Packer, C., Kock, R., Cleaveland, S., Carpenter, M., O’Brien, S.J., Pospischil, A., Hofmann-Lehmann, R., Lutz, H., Mwamengele, G.L.M., Mgasa, M.N., Machange, G.A., Summers, B.A., and Appel, M.J.G., A canine distemper virus epidemic in Serengeti lions (Panthera leo), Nature, 1996, vol. 379, pp. 441–445.

    Article  CAS  PubMed  Google Scholar 

  • Ross, S., Munkhtsog, B., and Harris, S., Dietary composition, plasticity, and prey selection of Pallas’s cats, J. Mamm., 2010, vol. 91, no. 4, pp. 811–817.

    Article  Google Scholar 

  • Shortridge, K.F., Zhou, N.N., Guan, Y., Gao, P., Ito, T., Kawaoka, Y., Kodihalli, S., Krauss, S., Markwell, D., Murti, K.G., Norwood, M., Senne, D., Sims, L., Takada, A., and Webster, R.G., Characterization of avian H5N1 influenza viruses from poultry in Hong Kong, Virology, 1998, vol. 252, no. 2, pp. 331–342.

    Article  CAS  PubMed  Google Scholar 

  • Skryabin, K.I. and Petrov, A.M., Osnovy veterinarnoi nematologii (Fundamentals of Veterinary Nematology), Moscow: Kolos, 1964.

    Google Scholar 

  • Thiry, E., Zicola, A., Addie, D., Egberink, H., Hartmann, K., Lutz, H., Poulet, H., and Horzinek, M.C., Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 virus in cats and other carnivores, Vet. Microbiol., 2007, vol. 122, pp. 25–31.

    Article  CAS  PubMed  Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information

Authors and Affiliations

Authors

Corresponding author

Correspondence to S. V. Naidenko.

Additional information

Original Russian Text © E.V. Pavlova, E.V. Kirilyuk, S.V. Naidenko, 2016, published in Aridnye Ekosistemy, 2016, Vol. 22, No. 4(69), pp. 64–72.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and permissions

About this article

Check for updates. Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark

Cite this article

Pavlova, E.V., Kirilyuk, E.V. & Naidenko, S.V. Occurrence Pattern of Influenza A Virus, Coxiella burnetii, Toxoplasma gondii, and Trichinella sp. in the Pallas Cat and Domestic Cat and Their Potential Prey Under Arid Climate Conditions. Arid Ecosyst 6, 277–283 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1134/S2079096116040089

Download citation

  • Received:

  • Published:

  • Issue Date:

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1134/S2079096116040089

Keywords

Navigation