Sunday, 24 April 2016

March 7

March 7
322 BC The Greek philosopher Aristotle dies.
161 On the death of Antoninus at Lorium, Marcus Aurelius becomes emperor.

1809 Aeronaut Jean Pierre Blanchard — the first person to make an aerial voyage in the New World — dies at the age of 56.
1838 Soprano Jenny Lind (“the Swedish Nightingale”) makes her debut in Weber’s opera Der Freischultz.

1876 Alexander Graham Bell is granted a patent for the telephone.
1904 The Japanese bomb the Russian town of Vladivostok.

A survey On endoparasites and ectoparasites In domestic dogs and cats In Vladivostok, Russia 2014


The first report about parasites communities in domestic cats and dogs in Vladivostok
9 different species and 3 not-definable parasites in cats' and dogs' faecal samples were found
Ectoparasites and Demodex canis infestation rates were low in dogs.
Otodectes cynotis infestation rates in cats were high


The present survey aims to establish the prevalence of ecto- and endoparasitic infestations in dogs and cats in Vladivostok city in 2014. Between December 2013 and December 2014, 157 dogs (68 females and 89 males) and 80 cats (29 females and 51 males) were included in a study conducted in the School of Natural Sciences, Far Eastern Federal University and veterinarian hospitals in Vladivostok. For each animal, ectoparasites and Demodex spp. were identified with the help of cerumen and epidermis samples microscopy. Endoparasites were identified through standard coproscopical examinations of fresh faecal samples using the sedimentation-flotation methods. Endoparasites, including gastro-intestinal helminths and protozoans, were identified in 51% of the cats, Toxascaris leonina being the most commonly diagnosed (7.8%). As for ectoparasites in the cats, Otodectes cynotis only was identified (75%). Endoparasites were identified in 26.8% of the dogs, the most common endoparasite diagnosed being Ancylostoma caninum (10.3%). Dogs in the age groups 13 to 36 months and cats over 3 years of age showed significantly higher infection rates – 33.3% and 46.6%, respectively. In 97 dog faecal samples examined, only one type of parasite was found. In 51 cat fecal samples examined, only one type of endoparasite was found in 50 cats (94.7%) and 1 sample (5.3%) contained 2 different endoparasites. As for canine ectoparasitism, Otodectes cynotis (Acari: Psoroptidae Conoor, 1984) (29.4%), and –°heyletiella yasguri (Acari:Cheyletidae Leach, 1815) (2.1%) were identified. Prevalence of Demodex canis (Acari: Demodicidae Nicolet, 1855) amounted to 6.25%.
Conclusions: This survey demonstrates that parasitism is far from being rare among Vladivostok's cats and dogs populations.


  • prevalence;
  • ectoparasites;
  • endoparasites;
  • cat;
  • dog

1906 Finland becomes the third country to give women the right to vote, decreeing universal suffrage for all citizens over 24, however, barring those persons who are supported by the state.

1927 A Texas law that bans Negroes from voting is ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.
1933 The board game Monopoly is invented.
1933 The film King Kong premieres in New York City.

Born on March 7

1872 Piet Mondrian, Dutch abstract painter, leader of the movement known as “de Stijl.”

The Mondrian Dress via @artonfashion

1875 Maurice Ravel, composer (“Bolero”).