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also pan·leu·co·pe·ni·a  (păn′lo͞o-kə-pē′nē-ə)


(dɪsˈtɛm pər)

a. Also called canine distemper. an infectious disease chiefly of young dogs, caused by an unidentified virus and characterized by lethargy, fever, catarrh, photophobia, and vomiting.
b. Also called strangles. an infectious disease of horses, caused by the bacillus Streptococcus equi and characterized by catarrh of the upper air passages and the formation of pus in the submaxillary and other lymphatic glands.
c. Also called feline distemper. a usu. fatal viral disease of cats, characterized by fever, vomiting, and diarrhea, leading to severe dehydration.
2. a deranged condition of mind or body; a disorder or disease: a feverish distemper.
3. disorder or disturbance, esp. of a political nature.
4. Obs. to derange physically or mentally.
[1300–50; Middle English (< Middle French destemprer) < Medieval Latin distemperāre= Latin dis- dis-1 + temperāre to temper]


(dɪsˈtɛm pər)

1. a technique of decorative painting in which glue or gum is used as a binder or medium to achieve a mat surface and rapid drying.
2. a painting executed by this method.
3. to paint in distemper.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Anglo-French distemprer) < Medieval Latin distemperāre to dissolve, dilute]
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The RSPCA has issued a warning to pet owners about the importance of vaccinations after the outbreak of feline panleukopenia virus (FPV).
Feline parvo or panleukopenia may have mutated through some other species, particularly wildlife, while becoming CPV2.
Diseases that cats can transmit to other cats, including your resident cats, include feline leukemia virus, feline immunodeficiency virus and feline panleukopenia.
The name panleukopenia comes from the low white blood cell count (leucocytes) that affected animals suffer.
Effects of a single dose of an intranasal feline herpesvirus 1, calicivirus, and panleukopenia vaccine on clinical signs and virus shedding after challenge with virulent feline herpesvirus 1.
Parvo viruses of carnivores include three closely related autonomous parvo viruses canine parvo virus (CPV), feline panleukopenia virus (FPV) and mink enteritis virus (MEV).
Around 40 kittens and cats have already been lost this year to panleukopenia - or feline parvo virus - at the RSPCA's Animal Centre in Cross Lane, Wallasey.
It is also important to get your cat vaccinated by your vet to prevent her from contracting various fatal infections such as feline panleukopenia, felinecalici virus, feline rhinotracheitis, etc.
Live canarypox virus that expresses the rabies virus glycoprotein has been licensed in the USA as a parenteral monovalent vaccine for cats and as a combination rabies vaccines for cats with feline panleukopenia virus, feline parvovirus, feline calicivirus vaccines included in the product (51).
Outbreak of fatal salmonellosis in cats following use of a hightiter modified-live panleukopenia virus vaccine.
In addition, animals suffering from feline leukemia are more susceptible to concurrent panleukopenia infection.
If the animal is a non-responder to a highly pathogenic agent, like canine parvovirus or feline panleukopenia virus, the infected animal will die if infected.