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Veterinary Record 142:353-356 doi:10.1136/vr.142.14.353
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Detection of feline parvovirus in dying pedigree kittens

  1. J. O. Jarrett, BVMS, PhD, FRSE, MRCVS1
  1. 1 Department of Veterinary Pathology, University of Glasgow Veterinary School, Bearsden Road, Bearsden, Glasgow G61 IQH
  2. 2 Intervet UK Ltd, The Elms, Thicket Road, Houghton, Huntingdon PE17 2BQ

Abstract

Feline parvovirus (FPV) was detected in the intestinal tract contents of 13 pedigree kittens which were fading or died suddenly by the use of a new chromatographic test strip for canine parvovirus (cpv) and FPV. The test appeared to be sensitive and specific for the detection of FPV and was a useful diagnostic aid. In three cases in which virus was grown in cell culture, the isolates were characteristic of FPV and not cpv. Cats in the households in which the kittens were reared were regularly immunised with FPv vaccines. The most likely explanation for the occurrence of FPv-associated disease was exposure of the young kittens to large doses of virus contaminating the environment.

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