FeLV CLINICAL SIGNS: Lymphoid leukaemia
Based in bone marrow and affects also haematopoiesis.
Therefore raised WBC, anaemia and, often, thrombocytopenia ( with
petechial haemorrhages on skin and mucous membranes).
Pyrexia, weakness, loss of appetite.
Often enlarged spleen but rarely enlarged lymph nodes.
Diagnosis by haematology (neoplastic cells in smear), marrow biopsy/aspirate,
FeLV positive in 60% cases.
Lymphosarcomas are also frequently found in the kidney, nose, eye,
CNS and skin.
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