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Comparison of Different Tests to Diagnose Feline Infectious Peritonitis
Positive and negative predictive values of Rivalta's test, a test that distinguishes between exudates and transudates, and immunofluorescence staining of coronavirus antigen in macrophages were investigated, and diagnostic assays on the fluid in cats with body effusion had good predictive values.
Prevalence, Risk Factor Analysis, and Follow-Up of Infections Caused by Three Feline Hemoplasma Species in Cats in Switzerland
A repeated evaluation of 17 cats documented that the infection was acquired in one case by blood transfusion and that there were important differences among species regarding whether or not antibiotic administration led to the resolution of bacteremia.
Feline immunodeficiency. ABCD guidelines on prevention and management
Direct Evidence for Natural Transmission of Small-Ruminant Lentiviruses of Subtype A4 from Goats to Sheep and Vice Versa
Investigating seropositive goats and sheep that were kept together in small mixed herds presents for the first time direct evidence that natural interspecies transmission of SRLV is ongoing in both directions.
Sequence Analysis of the msp4 Gene of Anaplasma phagocytophilum Strains
The results reported here suggest that A. phagocytophilum strains from ruminants could share some common characteristics, including reservoirs and pathogenicity, which may be different from strains that infect humans.
Evidence of the Human Granulocytic Ehrlichiosis Agent in Ixodes ricinus Ticks in Switzerland
The occurrence of this agent in I. ricinus in Switzerland presents a potential danger of transmission of granulocytic ehrlichiosis to dogs, horses, and humans.
Sites of feline coronavirus persistence in healthy cats.
The colon was identified as the major site of FCoV persistence and probable source for recurrent shedding, but the virus was shown also to persist in several other organs, mainly in tissue macrophages, which might represent additional sources for recurrent viraemia.