Enteropathogen co-infection in UK cats with diarrhoea

Jasmin K Paris, Sheila Wills, Hans-Jörg Balzer, Darren J Shaw, Danièlle A Gunn-Moore

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Individual enteropathogen infections in healthy and clinically ill cats are well described, but prevalence and patterns of enteropathogen co-infection have only been reported on a limited basis. We studied enteropathogen co-infection in diarrhoeic UK cats using results of a real time PCR assay for 8 enteropathogenic species; feline coronavirus (Co), feline panleukopenia virus (Pa), Clostridium perfringens (Cl), Salmonella enterica (Sa), Giardia spp. (Gi), Tritrichomonas foetus (Tr), Cryptosporidium spp. (Cr), and Toxoplasma gondii (To). Age, gender, breed and history were recorded. PCR panels from 1088 diarrhoeic cats were available for analysis.
Original languageEnglish
Article number13 (2014)
Number of pages11
JournalBMC Veterinary Research
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jan 2014

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