Assessment of novel strategies for the prevention and treatment of feline upper respiratory tract infections in shelters and feline herpesvirus-1 in laboratory settings
Feline upper respiratory tract infection (URI) and its pathogens are ubiquitous in the feline population. Most URI cases are due to viral infections with feline herpesvirus-1 (FHV-1) and/or feline calicivirus (FCV) with secondary bacterial infections. After acute exposure to FHV-1, most cats develop persistent, latent infections with reactivation particularly during times of stress and immune suppression. Clinical signs including ocular and nasal discharge, sneezing, conjunctivitis, anorexia, lethargy, and pyrexia can vary in severity from mild and transient to severe and life-threatening. ...
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