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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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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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