Short Takes

April 2019 Issue

Study on FCGS

Disease may be contagious

A recent study led by Santiago Peralta, Cornell University School of Veterinary Medicine Assistant Professor, Section of Dentistry and Oral Surgery, found that feline chronic gingivostomatitis (FCGS)is more prevalent in shared households and its risk correlates with the number of cohabiting cats. Gingivostomatitis is marked by severe, chronic inflammation of a catís gums and oral mucosa. Itís most common in cats with certain viral diseases, like feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV).

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