Seroprevalence of feline leukemia virus, feline immunodeficiency virus and heartworm infection among owned cats in tropical Mexico.

@article{OrtegaPacheco2014SeroprevalenceOF,
  title={Seroprevalence of feline leukemia virus, feline immunodeficiency virus and heartworm infection among owned cats in tropical Mexico.},
  author={Antonio Ortega-Pacheco and Armando Jacinto Aguilar-Caballero and Rafael Francisco Colin-Flores and Karla Y Acosta-Viana and Eugenia del S. Guzm{\'a}n-Mar{\'i}n and Matilde Jimenez-Coello},
  journal={Journal of feline medicine and surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={16 6},
  pages={460-4}
}
Several infectious agents may be distributed within a healthy population of cats where diverse risk factors predispose them to come into contact with pathogens. Blood samples from 227 owned cats in Merida, Mexico, were collected with the objective of determining the seroprevalence and associated risk factors of feline leukemia virus (FeLV) and Dirofilaria immitis antigen, and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) antibody. Serological detection of FeLV and D immitis antigens, and FIV antibodies… CONTINUE READING
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