Respiratory Tract Disease Complex in Cats

Sushant Sadotra, PhD/Diagnostic specialist Feline respiratory disease (FRD) syndrome or feline upper respiratory tract disease complex is a common infection in cats caused mainly by Feline Herpesvirus (FHV-1), Feline Calicivirus (FCV), Chlamydophila felis, Mycoplasma spp., and Bordetella bronchiseptica. About 90% of all upper respiratory infections are caused by FHV-1 and FCV. Common Symptoms: ·       Sneezing ·       Nasal […]

Feline Herpesvirus Infection- Diagnosis

Trinh Mai Nguyen Tang   Feline herpesvirus-1 (FHV-1) is a feline respiratory infection virus also known as feline viral rhinotracheitis (FVR) [1]. The Herpes virus was first isolated by scientists Crandell and Maurer in 1958 in cats with respiratory infections [2]. This virus has a prominent genome with large double stranded DNA, belonging to the […]

Canine Lyme Disease

Oliver Organista, LA Lyme disease is a disease caused by the bacterium Borellia burdorgferi; a worm like, spiral-shape bacterium of spirochete class in the genus Borellia. The bacterium B. burgdorferi is transmitted through a bite of infected blacklegged tick or deer tick (Ixodes scapularis) to dogs and humans[1]. Different life-stage of I. scapularis ticks emerge at different […]

Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease

Long Pham Introduction Psittacine beak and feather disease (PBFD) is an infectious viral disease that infects psittacine birds. This disease affects Old World (Australian and African) psittacine birds and New World (Americas) psittacine birds (Greenacre, 2005). The peracute and acute form of this disease can cause sudden death, while the chronic form of this disease […]

Introduction to Feline Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Maigan Espinili Maruquin   It is important to be aware that some of the diseases your pets may have are actually inherited. In cats, there are myocardial diseases that can be breed- related. The most common myocardial disease in cats is Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), wherein abnormal thickening of the walls of the left ventricle (LV) […]

Feline Hyperthyroidism

  Sushant Sadotra Introduction: One of the most common diseases in middle-aged and older cats is hyperthyroidism. An increase in the production of thyroid hormones, i.e., T4 and T3, is the primary cause of this disorder. The enlarged thyroid gland in the neck region of the cat is the most common visible sign identifying hyperthyroidism. […]

Canine Ehrlichiosis

Oliver Organista, LA   Ehrlichiosis (also known as canine rickettsiosis, canine hemorrhagic fever, canine typhus, tracker dog disease, and tropical canine pancytopenia) is a tick-borne disease of dogs usually caused by organism Ehrlichia canis. Ehrlichia canis was first identified in 1935 in Algeria; dogs infested with ticks showed fever and anemia [1]. Later, during the […]

An Overview Of Feline Parvovirus

Trinh Mai Nguyen Tang Feline panleukopenia virus (FPV) is a single-stranded DNA virus that causes feline leukopenia disease. It belongs to the family Parvoviridae, and is also known as Parvo in cats [1]. In the early years of the twentieth century, the first cases of FPV were reported in cats [2]. This is a common […]

Feline Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)

Maigan Espinili Maruquin Introduction Cats, as a fur family, require health attention. However, some felines can get infected with certain types of inherited diseases. One of the most prevalent genetic diseases is the Feline Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) [1, 2], which causes the progressive development of multiple fluid-filled cysts in the kidney and in some […]

Canine Hypothyroidism

Sushant Sadotra Introduction: Hypothyroidism is a prevalent thyroid disorder that is caused due to the deficiency of thyroid hormone. In this condition, there is an irregular short production and improper secretion of thyroid hormones into the blood from the thyroid gland. This leads to a slow metabolic rate and loss of proper body functions. Regarding […]