Today's Daily Dose: Feline diarrhea

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May 13, 2011
By dvm360.com staff
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Clostridium perfringens enterotoxicosis cannot be presumptively diagnosed based on findings of fecal cytologic examination alone because large numbers of endospores have been reported in the feces of healthy cats. Using a combination of immunodetection and PCR appears to offer optimal diagnostic sensitivity.”

—Sally Purcell, DVM, and Audrey K. Cook, BVM&S, MRCVS, DACVIM, DECVIM-CA

From How to manage feline chronic diarrhea, Part I: Diagnosis