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Cat Health
Unexplained outbreaks of a novel acute haemorrhagic vomiting syndrome in cats
  1. Alan D. Radford1,
  2. Phil H. Jones1,
  3. Tim Gruffydd-Jones2,
  4. Karen Hiestand3 and
  5. Craig Reilly4
  1. Institute of Infection and Global Health, School of Veterinary Science, University of Liverpool, Leahurst Campus, Chester High Road, Neston, Cheshire CH64 7TE
  2. University of Bristol, Langford House, Langford, North Somerset BS40 5DU
  3. Cats Protection, National Cat Centre, Chelwood Gate, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH17 7TT
  4. Cedarmount Veterinary Clinic, 67 Bryansburn Road, Bangor, County Down BT20 3SD
  1. e-mail: alanrad{at}

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WE would like to bring to the attention of colleagues a potentially new syndrome that has affected cats in several shelters and catteries over the past 17 months, in both Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The syndrome, which, in the absence of any clear aetiology, we have termed feline acute haemorrhagic vomiting syndrome, can affect cats of all ages, regardless of their vaccination status. …

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