Category: Feline Virology

  • FHV (feline herpes virus)

    The feline herpesvirus I (FHV-1) is one of the most common viral infections in cats, and is responsible for the clinical disease known as feline viral rhinotracheitis, an upper respiratory tract infection known colloquially as Cat Flu. FHV-1 has the ability to persist in latent form in the trigeminal nerve, making reccurrence (or recrudescence) of […]

  • Immunology

    Immunology covers the study of the immune system. In cats, immunology is concerned with such topics as vaccines, immune-mediated diseases (Lupus and EGC), hypersensitivities (atopy) and immune deficiencies (such as FIV). Generally speaking, there are a broad range of diseases and disease process in which immunology is a primary instigator of disease or the primary target for disease. Such […]