Seroepidemiologic survey of feline immunodeficiency virus infection in cats of Wake County, North Carolina.

@article{Grindem1989SeroepidemiologicSO,
  title={Seroepidemiologic survey of feline immunodeficiency virus infection in cats of Wake County, North Carolina.},
  author={Carol B. Grindem and Wayne T. Corbett and Bonnie E Ammerman and M T Tomkins},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  year={1989},
  volume={194 2},
  pages={226-8}
}
Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) antibodies were detected in 9 of 123 (7.3%) cats. More clinically ill cats had titers to FIV than did healthy cats (15% vs 3.6%). Previous or current illnesses in these FIV-positive cats included urinary bladder disease, anemia, cat-bite abscesses, bacterial infections, bleeding disorders, diabetes mellitus, and chronic respiratory tract disease. All FIV-positive cats were males, with mean age of 6.0 years (range, 1 to 11 years). Half (n = 3) of the… CONTINUE READING
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