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Also called infectious enteritis or distemper, panleukopenia is a highly contagious viral disease caused by a parvovirus.
Panleukopenia symptoms are usually associated with diarrhea and anemia.
Kittens that are positive should still be vaccinated for feline panleukopenia, calichi virus and rhinotracheitis.
Parvo viruses of carnivores include three closely related autonomous parvo viruses canine parvo virus (CPV), feline panleukopenia virus (FPV) and mink enteritis virus (MEV).
--Bone marrow suppression caused by chemotherapeutic drugs can result in panleukopenia.
Distemper, or panleukopenia, attacks white blood cells.
All cats should be given the appropriate course of vaccines for feline panleukopenia, feline herpesvirus, feline calicivirus and rabies (these are considered "core" vaccines).
Using hand sanitizers is inadequate when hands are contaminated with visible dirt or organic debris or in the presence of pathogens such as parvovirus, panleukopenia and calicivirus.
To the Editor: Canine parvovirus (CPV) emerged in the late 1970s, presumably by mutations in feline panleukopenia virus, and became a major viral pathogen of dogs worldwide (1).
All cats should be up to date on vaccines for rabies, feline panleukopenia, feline herpesvirus and feline calicivirus, Dr.
Feline AIDS (caused by feline immunodeficiency virus [FIV]) was diagnosed in three cats, one died due to feline panleukopenia parvovirus infection, and one was poisoned.