cat: faeces cattle: swab without medium (cervix), preputial wash
1 - 3 days
Especially in cases of faecal incontinence in cats, an infection with Tritrichomonas foetus should be considered.
If anamnesis includes the following information „patient responded to therapy against Giardia, afterwards immediate recurrence“, it indicates Tritrichomonas foetus.
PCR is considered as the most sensitive and specific method for the detection of Tritrichomonas foetus. As T. foetus is excreted intermittently, it is recommended to send a pooled faecal sample (collected over a period of 3 days) for analysis.