• One Health
  • Pain Management
  • Oncology
  • Anesthesia
  • Geriatric & Palliative Medicine
  • Ophthalmology
  • Anatomic Pathology
  • Poultry Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Dermatology
  • Theriogenology
  • Nutrition
  • Animal Welfare
  • Radiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Small Ruminant
  • Cardiology
  • Dentistry
  • Feline Medicine
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Urology/Nephrology
  • Avian & Exotic
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Anesthesiology & Pain Management
  • Integrative & Holistic Medicine
  • Food Animals
  • Behavior
  • Zoo Medicine
  • Toxicology
  • Orthopedics
  • Emergency & Critical Care
  • Equine Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Pediatrics
  • Respiratory Medicine
  • Shelter Medicine
  • Parasitology
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Virtual Care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Epidemiology
  • Fish Medicine
  • Diabetes
  • Livestock
  • Endocrinology

ClinQuiz: Increase your zoonotic parasite prowess, answer 2B


ClinQuiz: Increase your zoonotic parasite prowess, answer 2B

2) B–Incorrect.

Cats shed oocysts in their feces for seven to 21 days after exposure, and most never shed oocysts again, even with reexposure.4 In addition, examination of fecal samples by centrifugation cannot provide assurance that a cat will not shed oocysts at some point in the future. Moreover, contact with or ownership of cats does not increase the risk of infection with T. gondii in people.8,9 Rather, people most frequently become infected when they ingest undercooked meat containing tissue cysts or soil, water, or produce contaminated with oocysts from a contaminated environment.4 Focusing only on the individual pet cat does not adequately reduce the overall risk for this client.

Return to quiz

Click here to view references

Related Videos
Senior Bernese Mountain dog
© 2024 MJH Life Sciences

All rights reserved.