Prevalence of infectious diseases in feral cats in Northern Florida.

  title={Prevalence of infectious diseases in feral cats in Northern Florida.},
  author={Brian J Luria and J K Levy and Michael Lappin and E B Breitschwerdt and Alfred M. Legendre and Jorge Armando Rueda Hernandez and Shawn P Gorman and Irene T Lee},
  journal={Journal of feline medicine and surgery},
  volume={6 5},
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. haemominutum. Infection with either FeLV or FIV was associated with increased risk for coinfection with the other retrovirus, M. haemofelis, or… CONTINUE READING