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DVM360 MAGAZINE: May 01, 2009
By dvm360.com staff
National Report -- The pleading of agriculture groups against using the term "swine flu" for the new multi-species strain of swine influenza got results. Both the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced they would now refer to the pandemic-causing virus as influenza A/H1N1.
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CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS: Apr 01, 2009
The parvoviruses are small nonenveloped single stranded DNA virus. Three are known to infect dogs.
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CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS: Apr 01, 2009
Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) remains a significant threat to cats.
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CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS: Apr 01, 2009
Feline herpesvirus is a common pathogen of domestic cats.
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CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS: Apr 01, 2009
Vaccination is an important tool in veterinary medicine, preventing disease and reducing virus circulation for many important viral pathogens.
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CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS: Apr 01, 2009
Parvoviruses remain a significant enteric pathogen of cats and dogs.
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CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS: Apr 01, 2009
An outbreak of respiratory disease occurred in a kennel of racing greyhounds in 2004.
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CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS: Apr 01, 2009
Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) continues to be a significant disease in domestic cats.
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CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS: Oct 01, 2008
Clinical signs related to the upper respiratory tract, in both dogs and cats, are among the most common presenting complaints encountered in small animal practice and, interestingly, are frequent reasons for referral to specialty practices and veterinary teaching hospitals.
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CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS: Oct 01, 2008
Closely related to Bordetella pertussis, the cause of "whooping cough" in humans, Bordetella bronchiseptica is a gram negative, Aerobic coccobacillus particularly well adapted to colonize the ciliated respiratory epithelium of dogs and cats.
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CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS: Oct 01, 2008
Vaccination GUIDELINES for the cat were first published in 1998; canine GUIDELINES followed in 2003. By the end of 2006, both sets of GUIDELINES had been reviewed extensively, updated, and published.
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CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS: Oct 01, 2008
Simply stated, the goal of vaccination is to sensitize or prime the immune system such that it can generate a population of unique cells capable of mounting an effective immune response subsequent to infection by a pathogenic organism.
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CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS: Oct 01, 2008
There is little argument among clinicians that feline upper respiratory disease is perhaps the most common respiratory disorder for which cats are presented.
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CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS: Oct 01, 2008
In just the past 3 to 5 years, advanced diagnostic capabilities have enhanced our ability to detect infectious pathogens in the dog and have given credence to the term "emerging" infections.
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CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS: Oct 01, 2008
As long as we've known about, tried to diagnose, and attempted to treat feline infectious peritonitis (FIP), it still eludes us!