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OBJECTIVE To determine seroprevalence of FeLV and FIV infection among cats in North America and risk factors for seropositivity. DESIGN Prospective cross-sectional survey. ANIMALS 18,038 cats tested at 345 veterinary clinics (n=9,970) and 145 animal shelters (8,068) between August and November 2004. PROCEDURE Cats were tested with a point-of-care(More)
Objectives of this study were to determine prevalence of infection in feral cats in Northern Florida with a select group of infectious organisms and to determine risk factors for infection. Blood samples or sera from 553 cats were tested with a panel of antibody, antigen or PCR assays. Male cats were at higher risk for FIV, Mycoplasma haemofelis, and M.(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of vaccination against FIV on results of serologic assays for FIV infection. DESIGN Prospective clinical trial. ANIMALS 26 specific-pathogen-free cats, 102 laboratory-reared cats (42 unvaccinated and uninfected, 41 vaccinated and uninfected, and 19 infected with FIV), and 22 client-owned cats infected with FIV. (More)
The domestic cat is the one of the most popular pets throughout the world. A by-product of owning, interacting with, or being in a household with a cat is the transfer of shed fur to clothing or personal objects. As trace evidence, transferred cat fur is a relatively untapped resource for forensic scientists. Both phenotypic and genotypic characteristics(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of infectious diseases of animal and zoonotic importance in cats and dogs rescued and transferred from the Gulf Coast region following Hurricane Katrina. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. ANIMALS 414 dogs and 56 cats rescued and transferred from the Gulf Coast region within 4 months after the hurricane. PROCEDURES(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of a long-term trap-neuter-return program, with adoption whenever possible, on the dynamics of a free-roaming cat population. DESIGN Observational epidemiologic study. ANIMALS 155 unowned free-roaming cats. PROCEDURES Free-roaming cats residing on a university campus were trapped, neutered, and returned to the(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the proportion of dogs entering an animal shelter with protective antibody titers (PATs) for canine distemper virus (CDV) and canine parvovirus (CPV) and identify factors associated with having a PAT. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. ANIMALS 431 dogs admitted to an open-admission municipal animal shelter in north central Florida with(More)
Cytauxzoon felis typically causes fatal disease in domestic cats. Survival after infection and persistent parasitemia without clinical illness has been documented in a few cases. To our knowledge there are no prevalence studies of C. felis in domestic cats. The purpose of this study was to estimate the prevalence of C. felis infected cats that were(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the seroprevalences of and seroconversion rates for FeLV and FIV infection in cats treated for bite wounds and cutaneous abscesses and to evaluate compliance with recommendations to determine the retrovirus infection status of cats at acquisition and 60 days after a high-risk event. DESIGN Prospective study. ANIMALS 967 cats from(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the characteristics and frequency of gross uterine anomalies in cats and dogs undergoing elective ovariohysterectomy. DESIGN Prospective and retrospective case series. ANIMALS 53,258 cats and 32,660 dogs undergoing elective ovariohysterectomy at 26 clinics in the United States and Canada during 2007. PROCEDURES Clinics(More)