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Table 1 Adult heartworms at necropsy of cats in Group C (infected untreated) on Day 510 PI

From: The progression of heartworm associated respiratory disease (HARD) in SPF cats 18 months after Dirofilaria immitis infection

Cat number Viable adult wormsa (male, female) Dead worms or fragments
E189 0 (0, 0) 2 dead
F339 1 (1, 0) 1 dead 2 fragments
G365 3 (0, 3) 5 fragments
G409 1 (1,0) 8 fragments
F362 1 (0, 1) 5 fragments
F370 0 (0, 0) 3 dead
G006 1 (0, 1) 12 fragments
F194 3 (1, 2) 2 fragments
E297 1 (0,1) 1 fragments
F063b > 10 immature >10 fragments
  1. aViability of adult worms was based on motility in warmed Hanks solution after removal. Fragments are sections of dead adults and not a result of dissection during removal
  2. bCat died acutely on Day 168