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Retrovirus infections and Brazilian wild felids


Filoni, C; Catão-Dias, J L; Lutz, H; Hofmann-Lehmann, R (2008). Retrovirus infections and Brazilian wild felids. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Pathology, 1(2):88-96.

Abstract

Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) and Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) are two retroviruses that are deadly to the domestic cat (Felis catus) and important to the conservation of the threatened wild felids worldwide. Differences in the frequencies of occurrence and the existence of varying related viruses among felid species have incited the search for understanding the relationships among hosts and viruses into individual and population levels. Felids infected can die of related diseases or cope with the infection but not show pathognomonic or overt clinical signs. As the home range for eight species of neotropic felids and the home to hundreds of felids in captivity, Brazil has the challenge of improving its diagnostic capacity for feline retroviruses and initiating long term studies as part of a monitoring program.

Abstract

Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) and Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) are two retroviruses that are deadly to the domestic cat (Felis catus) and important to the conservation of the threatened wild felids worldwide. Differences in the frequencies of occurrence and the existence of varying related viruses among felid species have incited the search for understanding the relationships among hosts and viruses into individual and population levels. Felids infected can die of related diseases or cope with the infection but not show pathognomonic or overt clinical signs. As the home range for eight species of neotropic felids and the home to hundreds of felids in captivity, Brazil has the challenge of improving its diagnostic capacity for feline retroviruses and initiating long term studies as part of a monitoring program.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Department of Farm Animals
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
630 Agriculture
Uncontrolled Keywords:Feline retrovirus, FeLV, lentivirus, FIV, wild felids, conservation, wildlife diseases
Language:English
Date:2008
Deposited On:26 Feb 2009 10:08
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 13:07
Publisher:Brazilian Association of Veterinary Pathology
ISSN:1983-0246
Official URL:http://www.bjvp.org.br/files/pdf/01/08_02_020.pdf
Related URLs:http://www.bjvp.org.br (Publisher)

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