publication . Article . 2008

Seroprevalences of feline leukemia virus and feline immunodeficiency virus in cats with abscesses or bite wounds and rate of veterinarian compliance with current guidelines for retrovirus testing

Carrie E. Goldkamp; Julie K. Levy; Charlotte H. Edinboro; Jessica L. Lachtara;
  • Published: 15 Apr 2008 Journal: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, volume 232, pages 1,152-1,158 (issn: 0003-1488, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
Objective—To determine the seroprevalences of and seroconversion rates for FeLV and FIV infection in cats treated for bite wounds and cutaneous abscesses and to evaluate compliance with recommendations to determine the retrovirus infection status of cats at acquisition and 60 days after a high-risk event. Design—Prospective study. Animals—967 cats from 134 veterinary practices in 30 states. Procedures—Cats with bite wounds or abscesses were evaluated by use of a point-of-care immunoassay for blood-borne FeLV antigen and FIV antibody. Veterinarians were asked to retest cats approximately 60 days later to determine whether seronegative cats had seroconverted after...
Medical Subject Headings: virusesanimal diseases
free text keywords: General Veterinary, Seroconversion, Feline immunodeficiency virus, biology.organism_classification, biology, Pathology, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Feline leukemia virus, CATS, Antibody, biology.protein, Retrovirus, business.industry, business, Bite wounds, Antigen
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