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(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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Feline parvovirus, also called Feline Panleukopenia of Infectious Enteritis, is a virus that can cause severe disease in cats, especially kittens, and has a very high mortality rate with kittens usually dying, even with intensive treatment.
Few Feline pet vaccines are available to prevent conditions including feline rhinotracheitis, feline calicivirus, feline distemper, feline panleukopenia, feline leukemia virus, feline immunodeficiency virus and feline infectious peritonitis and Chlamydia.
Amanda said: "We currently have a pending bill for about Dh8,000 for medical treatments for the cats with pyometra and panleukopenia, which we need to cover as we cannot make any new appointments until it is paid.
This panel of tests from the Animal Health Diagnostic Center at Cornell School of Veterinary Medicine costs $311 and includes an aerobic bacterial culture and sensitivity, cytology, virus isolation, and testing for chlamydophila, calicivirus, feline herpesvirus, panleukopenia, and mycoplasma.
"Myelofibrosis, panleukopenia, anemia, and thrombocytopenia were ameliorated, the wart burden and frequency of infection declined, human papillomavirus-associated oropharyngeal squamous-cell carcinoma stabilized, and quality of life improved markedly," David H.
The cat was regularly vaccinated for common feline diseases (feline panleukopenia, rhinhotracheitis, calicivirosis, and chlamydiosis) and showed negative test results for retroviral infections.
The check-up and X-rays soon revealed that she had been physically mistreated, but she has been tested negative for viruses, such as feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), feline leukemia virus (FELV) and feline panleukopenia virus (FPV)and giardia parasites.
Thus, this study investigated the occurrence of FcaGHV1 infection among domestic cats and correlated it with feline retroviruses (feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and feline leukemia virus (FeLV)) and with other viral pathogens such as Carnivore protoparvovirus 1 (CPPV-1), previously known as feline panleukopenia virus (FPV), and Feline alphaherpesvirus 1 (FeHV-1).
Retinal dysplasia maybe associated with maternal infection, e.g., infection with bovine viral diarrhea-mucosal disease (BVD-MD) virus (pestivirus) later than 76 days but before 150 days of gestation or intrauterine infection with feline panleukopenia virus among others [3].