When avoiding anesthesia becomes a welfare issue

Let’s start with a clinical situation. You are presented with an aged cat that has recently gone off its food. On examination, the cat has oral pain. You auscultate a heart murmur, which from your notes has not been detected before. When you start to quiz the owner about the cat’s respiratory rate, he says … Read more

Modified live vaccination usage for feline panleukopenia virus protection

Feline panleukopenia virus (FPV) is a common, highly infectious pathogen associated with a high mortality rate. Modified live vaccination is highly protective against this condition. However, vaccination can lead to shedding of the modified virus in the faeces. Jacobsen et al1 collected faeces from 37 shelter cats that were considered to be clinically free from … Read more