PCR Testing for Feline Tritrichomonas Foetus Infection
T. Foetus is flagellated protozoal parasite that has been recently recognized as a prevalent cause of feline diarrhea and is common in cats from catteries and shelters. PCR is the most sensitive test of the infection and will detect organisms whether they are alive or dead. Samples will be submitted and tests will be run weekly and results sent by fax.
- Young cats
- Cats that have a history of catteries or shelter situations.
- Cats with a history of large-bowel diarrhea or diarrhea that gets better when you give antibiotics, but returns when you stop them.
- Cats with a previous diagnosis of Giardia but not responding to treatment
Maria Coccaro, Research Technician: 919.513.6365
Samples should be sent to:
Dr. Jody L. Gookin
NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine-Lab D117
1060 William Moore Drive
Raleigh, NC 27607
For additional details:
Page last updated September 04, 2013