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A cluster of cases of feline dysautonomia (Key-Gaskell syndrome) in a closed colony of cats
  1. HW Symonds,
  2. P McWilliams,
  3. H Thompson,
  4. A Nash,
  5. S Sanchez and
  6. N Rozengurt
  1. Department of Animal Physiology and Nutrition, University of Leeds.


Twenty-five cases of feline dysautonomia (Key-Gaskell syndrome) occurred in a closed cat colony over a period of three weeks. The clinical and pathological signs were sufficiently similar to those reported during the 1982-1986 outbreak to establish a positive diagnosis. The special epidemiological and environmental circumstances of the outbreak provide a new insight into the cause(s) of the syndrome.

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