We subjected nucleic acids extracted from freshly collected skin biopsy specimens and serum of the affected cat to a TaqMan assay for detection of canine parvovirus 2/feline panleukopenia virus (28) and to a minor groove binder probe assay for rapid discrimination between true feline panleukopenia
virus strains and antigenic variants of canine parvovirus 2 (29).
Apoptosis in feline panleukopenia
Kittens that are positive should still be vaccinated for feline panleukopenia
, calichi virus and rhinotracheitis.
Growth of feline panleukopenia
virus and canine parvovirus in vitro.
All cats should be up to date on vaccines for rabies, feline panleukopenia
, feline herpesvirus and feline calicivirus, Dr.
Feline AIDS (caused by feline immunodeficiency virus [FIV]) was diagnosed in three cats, one died due to feline panleukopenia
parvovirus infection, and one was poisoned.
Bob most likely was exposed to feline panleukopenia
virus, sometimes called feline distemper or feline parvo virus, either shortly before or shortly after birth.
Lung samples from all four fends tested negative for canine distemper virus by RT-PCR (11), while those of three of four felids tested positive for a vaccine strain of feline panleukopenia
virus (12), administered 2 weeks before death.
"Diseases like feline panleukopenia
virus, feline leukemia virus, feline calicivirus and rabies are all devastating--and all preventable--via vaccination."
Infection by Feline parvovirus was thought only to occur in cats (Feline panleukopenia
virus, FPLV) or raccoons until the mid-1940s, when a similar disease with a mortality of up to 80% was observed in infected mink kits in Canada (1).
Young kittens may seem fearless when they demonstrate their acrobatic talents during play, but they're no match for the potentially deadly disease feline panleukopenia
. Sometimes referred to as feline distemper, the disease is caused by the feline panleukopenia
The American Association of Feline Practitioners' vaccine guidelines consider vaccination against feline panleukopenia
virus, feline herpes virus, feline calicivirus and rabies virus to be core vaccines.