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2014-04-15 08:29:44

Prevalence of Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) Infection up 48 Percent in Cats; Lyme Disease up 21 Percent in Dogs PORTLAND, Ore., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Banfield Pet Hospital®, the world's largest veterinary practice, released its State of Pet Health(TM) 2014 Report today, revealing a staggering 48 percent increase in the prevalence of feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) infection in cats and a 21 percent increase in the prevalence of infection with the bacterium that causes Lyme...

2014-01-13 16:25:21

- The OSU study, supported by Bayer and published in Parasites & Vectors[1], demonstrates heat treatment of feline serum samples prior to testing dramatically improved sensitivity of antigen tests for heartworm infection in cats. STILLWATER, Okla. and SHAWNEE, Kan., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New data were published today in Parasites & Vectors from a study conducted at Oklahoma State University (OSU) that identified a method of improving the sensitivity of antigen tests...

Boosting A Malaria Vaccine
2013-12-27 12:34:32

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a study published in the journal PLOS Pathogens on Thursday, a prominent malaria vaccine could be drastically improved by utilizing the right mix of proteins taken from the surface of the virus. The study researchers focused on the virus’ AMA1 protein, which the human body recognizes and uses to stimulate an immune response. However, the protein exists in multiple strains – causing problems for researchers looking to...

Cat Own Ignorance Unplanned Litters
2013-12-17 13:38:38

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new UK-based study has found cat owner ignorance could be resulting in the unplanned births of over 850,000 kittens in Great Britain each year. Published Monday in the Veterinary Record, the study is based on data from nearly 720 cat-owning households collected via a cross-sectional telephone survey. Almost 60 percent of these households had a female cat and about 13 percent of these owners said their female cat gave birth to one of...

Feral Cats Urban Coyotes Turf Division
2013-11-13 15:42:45

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new Chicago-based study has found feral cats and urban coyotes typically have separate ranges, with the cats sticking closer to residential areas and the coyotes preferring urban parks and green spaces. The study’s lead author Stan Gehrt, an associate professor of environment and natural resources at The Ohio State University, said feral cats probably avoid urban green spaces because of the urban coyote population. “(The...

2013-02-14 23:03:11

$400,000 needed to fund new facility in Boston Metro/Norfolk County. Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 14, 2013 The Massachusetts Humane Society (MHS), recently announced its “Bessy's Home For Felines” campaign designed to raise funds for its affiliate organization, Bessy´s Place, (http://www.bessysplace.org) will be a sanctuary and home for cats, many of whom are senior cats with special needs. The $400,000 campaign, which will be completed by January 2016, has received to date...

Coronavirus May Have Multiple Hosts
2012-12-11 20:03:30

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to a new study published in the journal mBio, the new coronavirus has many potential hosts and could pass from animals to humans repeatedly. The new virus, hCoV-EMC, is blamed for five deaths and several other cases of severe disease originating in countries in the Middle East. The new study shows hCoV-EMC uses a different receptor in the human body than the SARS virus, which caused an epidemic in 2002 through 2003....

2012-12-07 16:43:16

A new study shows that a microbicide gel is highly effective in block infection by the AIDS virus in a non-human primate model. In the paper published December 6 in the Open Access journal PLOS Pathogens, Dereuddre-Bosquet and colleagues from the European Combined Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Microbicides (CHAARM) Consortium describe the gel's key ingredient, which are small peptides engineered to present a decoy to bind up the virus and prevent it from entering and infecting the cells of...


Latest Feline immunodeficiency virus Reference Libraries

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2011-01-11 13:28:24

Feline viral rhinotracheitis (FVR), caused by feline herpesvirus 1, is an upper respiratory infection of cats. It can also be referred to as feline influenza or feline coryza. FVR causes one-half of respiratory disease in cats. Feline calicivirus is another of the most common diseases to cause respiratory infection in cats. It is very contagious and can cause major problems including death from pneumonia in young kittens. It is transmitted only through direct contact. It reproduces in the...

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2011-01-11 13:17:04

Feline leukemia virus (FeLV), a retrovirus that infects cats, is transmitted between infected cats through saliva and nasal secretions. If the cat's immune system does not take care of the disease then it can be lethal due to it being a cancer of blood cells called lymphocytes. Symptoms can vary from loss of appetite, to poor coat condition, infections of the skin, bladder and respiratory tract, oral disease, seizures, lymphadenopathy, skin lesions, fatigue, fever, weight loss,...

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