Fort Dodge Animal Health announces it has received a license from the
U.S. Department of Agriculture to produce the first vaccine for feline immunodeficiency
virus (FIV). The dual-subtype vaccine should be available this summer.
West Lafayette, Ind. - Purdue University research is providing clues on how viruses infect cells.
The study took a detailed look at a syringe-like structure designed to inject viral DNA into a host cell, and the results reveal "a unique and complex entry scheme for viruses," the university reports.
Q It seems like I have been diagnosing an increasing number of cases of feline infectious peritonitis (FIP). Is the incidence of feline infectious peritonitis on the increase? Are laboratory tests useful?
Atlanta-Veterinarians can refer to rabies recommendations for animal rabies control programs throughout the United States in the Compendium of Animal Rabies Prevention and Control, 2001, released by the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians, Inc.
New York-Researchers studying human lung cancer have recently learned how a sheep cancer virus attaches to cells, and believe this knowledge could lead to a new way to deliver gene therapy to human lungs.
Baton Rouge, La.-A bovine virus not originally suspected to cause respiratory tract infections in cattle is now associated with outbreaks of shipping fever pneumonia, researchers at Louisiana State University report.