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Serological prevalence and haematological profile of Feline Immunodeficiency virus (FIV) in semi-roamer and outdoor cats

Mohamaddiah, N. A. and Khor, Kuan Hua and Arshad, Siti Suri and Mustaffa Kamal, Farina (2014) Serological prevalence and haematological profile of Feline Immunodeficiency virus (FIV) in semi-roamer and outdoor cats. Jurnal Veterinar Malaysia, 26 (1&2). pp. 20-26. ISSN 9128-2506

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Abstract

Feline Immunodeficiency virus (FIV) is among the most common infectious diseases diagnosed in cats. In this study, 55 client-owned cats presented to the University Veterinary Hospital, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UVH-UPM) were sampled. Inclusion criteria were semi-roamer and outdoor cats aged more than 6 mont hs old. Blood samples were collected for serological testing us ing commercial immunochromatographic test kits and haematological an alysis. Of the 55 cats tested, 13 cats (23.6%) tested positive for FIV antibodies. There was a significant association (P<0.05) between neuter and health status to FIV seropositivity. FIV infect ions were more likely occured in intact cats compared to neutered cat s, and in sick cats compared to healthy cats. Erythrocytes, hemoglobin and packed cell volume (PCV) were significantly redu ced (P<0.05) in FIV cats compared to FIV-seronegative cats, however these parameters were within the normal ranges

Item Type:Article
Keyword:Cats; Feline immunodeficiency virus; Prevalence; Risk factors; Haematological profile
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Publisher:Veterinary Association Malaysia
ID Code:2459
Deposited By: Umikalthom Abdullah
Deposited On:13 Nov 2009 15:28
Last Modified:11 Sep 2015 14:12

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