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FIVE GRANTS FOR FELINE HEALTH STUDIES, Media Contact: Maureen Walsh 201.275.0624 or Steve Dale 773.895.8696 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wyckoff, NJ, December 2, 2013: The Winn Feline Foundation is pleased to announce the award of five feline medical research grants funded in partnership with the George Sydney and Phyllis Redman Miller Trust for 2013. Winn President Vicki Thayer, DVM, DABVP (feline) commented, “With the help of the Miller Trust, Winn Feline Foundation continues its 45 years of remaining at the forefront of providing
Fix by Five focus version 4-9-16
Fix by Five focus version 4-9-16, sterilization of cats by five months of age. This provides veterinary practitioners with a consistent
FIV and probiotics
FIV and probiotics, agents and the animal. Infection with feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) leads to a compromise, with HIV. These researchers investigated whether probiotics are helpful or harmful to cats with FIV. Uninfected and FIV-infected cats were given Lactobacillus acidophilus orally and various, , including, potentially, microbial pathogens across the intestinal barrier was enhanced in FIV-infected cats. Probiotic administration in FIV-infected cats led to changes in cytokines, the intercellular
FIV and Papillomavirus
FIV and Papillomavirus, with feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) have a higher incidence of SCC, perhaps due to increased, ), and compared this rate in FIV-free (n=22), and FIV-infected cats (n=22). The investigators found that 52% of cats tested positive for FPV; no difference was found in FIV-infected versus uninfected cats
Adopting FIV positive cats
Adopting FIV positive cats, Litster A. Transmission of feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) among cohabiting cats in two cat rescue shelters. The Veterinary Journal 2014;201:184-8. Housing of FIV positive cats in shelters, the potential to transmit the disease to FIV seronegative cats present in the shelter or housing situation. Another concern is the frequency of vertical transmission of FIV from seropositive queens to their kittens. In both situations, FIV positive cats and seronegative cats exposed to them may
FeLV and FIV - The Feline Retroviruses
FeLV and FIV - The Feline Retroviruses, Association. Member Combined Federal Campaign #10321 FIV and FeLV- The Feline Retroviruses Dr, Virus (FIV) and Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV). Though they are in the same family, these two diseases, independently below. Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) This virus is related to HIV (the virus that causes AIDS), but can only infect cats, humans are not at risk. Cats can sometimes get FIV, with other cats. Rarely, FIV can be spread though other types of contact, such as during mating
Comparing different types of FIV tests for FIV infections
Comparing different types of FIV tests for FIV infections, in cats is feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV). The virus creates an immune dysfunction that can lead to cancer, chronic health problems or both scenarios. Prevalence in the United States of FIV, %). The American Association of Feline Practitioners advise in their retrovirus guidelines FIV testing for any cat in the following scenarios: 1) new to a household, 2) showing signs of clinical illness, 3) FIV, with FIV-infected cats), or 4) FIV-uninfected and recovering from a cat fight. Initial screening for FIV
FIV and kidney disease
FIV and kidney disease, immunodeficiency virus (FIV) causes similar clinical syndromes to HIV in humans (e.g., immune dysregulation, opportunistic infections, inflammatory diseases, and neoplasia). The seroprevalence of FIV in cats, of client-owned cats (153 FIV-infected, 306 FIV-uninfected) and specific-pathogen-free (SPF) research colony cats (95 FIV-infected, 98 FIV-uninfected). The researchers hypothesized that cats infected with FIV are at increased risk of proteinuria, and that proteinuria is associated with advanced FIV
New FIV Test Developed
New FIV Test Developed, of feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) is complicated by the fact that no commercially available tests can differentiate between naturally infected cats and cats that have been vaccinated against FIV, that detects antibodies against formalin-treated FIV whole virus and untreated transmembrane peptide. In this study, blood samples from 73 uninfected and unvaccinated cats, 89 uninfected FIV-vaccinated cats, 99 unvaccinated FIV-infected cats, and 3 FIV-infected and vaccinated cats were tested
Efficacy of a Vaccine for FIV
Efficacy of a Vaccine for FIV, immunodeficiency virus (FIV) causes progressive impairment of the feline immune system, in time leading to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. A hallmark of FIV infection is the depletion of CD4+ T cells, a 1-year duration of immunity against sub-type B FIV is attainable with the Fel-O-Vax FIV vaccine. Fourteen vaccinated cats were challenged with a subtype-B FIV strain 54 weeks after final vaccination. Ten of the fourteen vaccinated cats were fully protected for 48 weeks against infection with this FIV