November 2018 Issue

Potential Deadly Feline Calicivirus

Typically a self-limiting upper-respiratory infection, mutations can lead to a lethal form

Feline calicivirus (FCV) is found in up to 40 percent of cats. It commonly causes a self-limiting upper-respiratory infection, but a rare, virulent strain can cause fatal inflammation of the liver, intestines, pancreas, and cells that line the blood vessels.

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