Feline Tritrichomonas Foetus Infection: A Review

Maigan Espinili Maruquin Structure and Epidemiology The protozoan parasite Tritrichomonas foetus has sudden emergence of its syndrome in the 1990s causing feline intestinal tritrichomoniasis and has then attracted feline medicine studies (Levy, Gookin et al. 2003, Bell, Gowan et al. 2010) (Levy, Gookin et al. 2001 ). At a range of 10- 31%, infected cats…

Leptospirosis

Andy Hua Introduction Classification Taxonomy Classically, the genus  Leptospira  was divided into 2 species based on genetic analysis:  L. interrogans  sensu latu (pathogenic strains) and  L. biflexa  sensu latu (saprophytic strains). L. interrogans  is divided into more than 250 serovars based on antigenic composition and further classified into antigenically related serogroups. There is a serovar…

Breed-related disease: Cymric cat

Is it really a cat if it doesn’t have a tail? It is if it’s a Cymric (pronounced kim-rick). There are lots of cats with short tails or no tails, but the Cymric (and his sister breed the shorthaired Manx) is the only one specifically bred to be tail-free. Sometimes jokingly said to be the…

Breed-related disease: Maltese dog

John K. Rosembert The Maltese is an ancient breed, one of several small “bichon” dogs found around the Mediterranean for thousands of years. His exact place of origin is a mystery, with conjecture including Sicily, Egypt, and southern Europe, but most historians pinpoint Malta for the development of the breed. With its teeny-tiny stature, flowing…

COVID-19 spreading between people, animals

Several recently-published studies indicate that SARS-CoV-2 likely has jumped between people and animals. In one study, which was presented recently at the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) and included data from 16 mink farms in the Netherlands, investigators noted that the virus likely jumped between people and mink and back, providing…

M&A, market strength help pet food end 2020 on upswing

M&A, market strength help pet food end 2020 on upswing   DEBBIE PHILLIPS-DONALDSON   If recent merger and acquisition (M&A) activity is any indication, pet food is ending 2020—an exceedingly difficult year by most measures—on a positive note, at least from a market perspective.   WellPet, the 12th largest pet food company globally according to the Top…

Bioguard Participates the 12th WESAVC

The Bioguard participates the 12th East and West Small Animal Clinical Veterinary Conference in China on November 24-26, 2020. Gathering the Small Animal Veterinary Industry in China, the event was held simultaneously with exhibition and virtual courses wherein, invited well- known veterinary specialists and experts from Taiwan presented. In preparation for the said event, Bioguard…