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serologic survey and serum biochemical reference ranges of the free-ranging mountain lion (felis concolor) in california.serum samples from 58 mountain lions (felis concolor) in california (usa) were collected between april 1987 and february 1990. nineteen serum samples were used for serum biochemistry determinations; the ranges were similar to reference values in domestic cats, captive exotic felidae and free-ranging mountain lions. a serological survey was conducted to determine whether antibodies were present against selected infectious agents. fifty-four (93%) of 58 sera had antibodies against feline panleukop ...19948028105
exposure to feline and canine pathogens in bobcats and gray foxes in urban and rural zones of a national park in california.exposure of bobcats (lynx rufus) and gray foxes (urocyon cinereoargenteus) to a range of common canine and feline pathogens was assessed in urban and rural zones of golden gate national recreation area, a national park in the san francisco bay area, (california, usa) from 1992 to 1995. testing included serology for canine distemper virus, canine parvovirus (cpv), canine adenovirus, leptospira interrogans, feline calicivirus (fcv), feline panleukopenia virus, feline herpesvirus, feline enteric co ...200415137484
faecal virome of cats in an animal shelter.we describe the metagenomics-derived feline enteric virome in the faeces of 25 cats from a single shelter in california. more than 90 % of the recognizable viral reads were related to mammalian viruses and the rest to bacterial viruses. eight viral families were detected: astroviridae, coronaviridae, parvoviridae, circoviridae, herpesviridae, anelloviridae, caliciviridae and picobirnaviridae. six previously known viruses were also identified: feline coronavirus type 1, felid herpes 1, feline cal ...201425078300
an epizootic of highly virulent feline calicivirus disease in a hospital setting in new england.this article reports an outbreak of 24 cases of an unusually virulent feline calicivirus (fcv) infection in a small animal hospital. the circumstances and disease signs were very similar to those recently described in an outbreak of fcv hemorrhagic disease in northern california (vet. microbiol. 73 (2000) 281). the virus entered the facility through shelter cats showing upper respiratory signs. affected cats manifested high fever, anorexia, labored respirations, oral ulceration, facial and limb ...200312878149
pathogen exposure varies widely among sympatric populations of wild and domestic felids across the united states.understanding how landscape, host, and pathogen traits contribute to disease exposure requires systematic evaluations of pathogens within and among host species and geographic regions. the relative importance of these attributes is critical for management of wildlife and mitigating domestic animal and human disease, particularly given rapid ecological changes, such as urbanization. we screened > 1000 samples from sympatric populations of puma (puma concolor), bobcat (lynx rufus), and domestic ca ...201627209780
epidemiologic evaluation of multiple respiratory pathogens in cats in animal shelters.upper respiratory tract infection (uri) propagates readily within cats in shelters and often results in euthanasia of affected cats. in a case-control evaluation of 573 cats in eight shelters in california in 2001 and 2002, the prevalence of feline calicivirus (fcv) was from 13 to 36%, feline herpesvirus (fhv) was from 3 to 38%, and prevalence of bordetella bronchiseptica, chlamydophila felis, and mycoplasma species was from 2 to 14%. cats with uri tended to be housed in isolation, dehydrated, a ...200515771947
mechanisms for persistence of acute and chronic feline calicivirus infections in the face of vaccination.the study was concerned with possible reasons for the persistence of both acute and chronic feline calicivirus (fcv)-induced disease and sustained oral carriage in the field in the face of routine fcv immunization. it was concluded from this study that: 1) the original fcv-f9 strain, which is the basis of most live vaccines, still generates cross-reactive antibodies against almost all field strains in california, 2) vaccine strains derived from fcv-f9 may not be as broadly cross-protective as th ...19958604546
common virus infections in cats, before and after being placed in shelters, with emphasis on feline enteric coronavirus.the purpose of this study was to determine the origin and subsequent spread of feline calicivirus (fcv), feline herpesvirus (fhv), and feline enteric coronavirus (fecv) in cats relinquished to shelters. fcv was isolated from the oral fauces of 11% of healthy cats upon entry, and isolation rates were highest for kittens (33%). fhv shedding was very low (4%) at the time of entry and occurred mainly in juveniles. fecv shedding was also common among newly relinquished cats (33%), especially older ki ...200415123152
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