Virulent feline calicivirus disease in a shelter in Italy: a case description.

@article{Battilani2013VirulentFC,
  title={Virulent feline calicivirus disease in a shelter in Italy: a case description.},
  author={Mara Battilani and Francesca Vaccari and Maria Stella Carelle and Federico Morandi and Cinzia Benazzi and Anja Kipar and Francesco Dondi and Alessandra Scagliarini},
  journal={Research in veterinary science},
  year={2013},
  volume={95 1},
  pages={
          283-90
        }
}
Feline calicivirus (FCV) is a common pathogen of cats that is particularly widespread in multi-cat environments such as shelters and catteries. FCV infections are usually associated with acute, mild and self-limiting upper respiratory tract disease characterized by oral vesicles/ulcers. Recently, virulent systemic disease (VSD) associated with FCV infection has been reported in the USA and Europe. This paper describes a case of VSD affecting one adult, FIV infected cat ("Oscar") living in a… CONTINUE READING
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