FELINE PANLEUCOPENIA


Feline panleucopenia (FP) is a highly infectious and ubiquitous disease affecting the domestic cat, other members of the Felidae (such as tiger, cheetah and leopard), the Mustellidae (e.g. mink and ferret), Procyonidae (e.g. coati-mundi, racoon), and Viverridae (e.g. civet cat). The disease is characterised by a marked decrease in circulating white blood cells (i.e. a panleucopenia;) and destruction of the intestinal mucosa leading to enteritis. It was the first disease of the cat that was shown to be viral in origin. Vaccination is very effective, and in most situations the disease is now rare.



AETIOLOGY

PATHOGENESIS

PATHOLOGY

FELINE ATAXIA SYNDROME

CLINICAL SIGNS

DIAGNOSIS

TREATMENT

EPIDEMIOLOGY

VACCINATION AND CONTROL
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