[Epidemiology of FeLV and FIV infection in the Federal Republic of Germany].

@article{Fuchs1994EpidemiologyOF,
  title={[Epidemiology of FeLV and FIV infection in the Federal Republic of Germany].},
  author={Anne V. Fuchs and L Binzel and M Lonsdorfer},
  journal={Tierarztliche Praxis},
  year={1994},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={273-7}
}
In a nationwide study 6101 cats were tested for presence of feline leukemia virus (FeLV) antigen and for feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) antibodies utilizing enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). 21.8% of the German cat population may be FeLV- and/or FIV-positive. Of the animals tested, 13.4% were found to be FeLV carriers, while 8.4% showed evidence of FIV infection. Infection with both viruses was identified in 2.1% of the cats tested. Of the animals showing clinical symptoms, nearly… CONTINUE READING

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