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Feature September 2013 Issue

Researchers Have New Insight into Feline Trichomoniasis

Researchers Identify Parasite

University of Florida researchers have recently identified a new species of Tritrichomonas in domestic cats — finally distinguishing the parasite that causes the disease in felines from the agent previously believed to affect both cats and cattle.

According to researchers, while the disease is just beginning to be understood and tested for in cats, it costs cattle producers millions of dollars each year in lost revenue. “Up to now, there has only been one…

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