A study of naturally occurring feline coronavirus infections in kittens

  title={A study of naturally occurring feline coronavirus infections in kittens},
  author={D. D. Addie and Oswald Jarrett},
  journal={Veterinary Record},
  pages={133 - 137}
Feline coronavirus is a common infection in cats, as indicated by the high prevalence of antibodies against the virus, especially in multicat households. Approximately 5 to 12 per cent of seropositive cats develop classical feline infectious peritonitis. A survey of kittens born into households of seropositive cats demonstrated the existence of healthy coronavirus carriers. Seronegative animals did not appear to excrete virus. No specific antibody titre could be linked to carrier status and… Expand
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