Oral supplementation with L-lysine did not prevent upper respiratory infection in a shelter population of cats.

@article{Rees2008OralSW,
  title={Oral supplementation with L-lysine did not prevent upper respiratory infection in a shelter population of cats.},
  author={Tina M. Rees and Janet L Lubinski},
  journal={Journal of feline medicine and surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={10 5},
  pages={
          510-3
        }
}
Cats in animal shelters are highly susceptible to infection by feline herpesvirus (FHV) by virtue of their stress and close proximity to other cats. Animal shelters take several different approaches to prevent FHV-related upper respiratory infections (URIs), including empirically treating all cats with L-lysine, a supplement believed to prevent the replication of FHV and, therefore, manifestations of herpesvirus infections. In this study we tested oral supplementation of L-lysine as a means to… CONTINUE READING
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