Tagged: toxoplasmosis

Can cat poop be used in compost?

Is cat poop good for plants?

The question is: can cat faeces go into compost? I did some research on the internet some time ago and concluded that it is unwise to use cat faeces in compost. The general consensus...

Toxoplasma gondii cyst in mouse brain.

How do I know if my cat has toxoplasmosis?

You might not know that your cat has toxoplasmosis because the most common signs are the signs of other illnesses such as lethargy and loss of appetite. However, “feline intestinal toxoplasmosis is usually asymptomatic”....

Toxoplasma gondii cyst in mouse brain.

Premenstrual syndrome and toxoplasmosis

I would like to quickly put the record straight, as I see it, about the news media’s reporting of a link between premenstrual syndrome and toxoplasmosis. The Irish News are reporting on this today...

Core vaccinations at animal shelters

Can cats be vaccinated for toxoplasmosis?

No, at the moment, cats cannot be vaccinated for toxoplasmosis. There is a fairly recent study published online on the Science Direct website which provides some insights into the possibilities of a vaccination against...

moggie cat

Can cats be tested for toxoplasmosis?

Cats can be tested for toxoplasmosis. Serologic tests including ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) will show if a cat has been exposed to the disease. A positive test in a healthy cat signifies that the...

T. gondii oocyst

Does cat vomit contain toxoplasmosis?

This is a good question that had not occurred to me before I noticed that it is a Google search term. I interpret the question to mean, “Does cat vomit contain toxoplasma oocysts?”. I...

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