TY - JOUR. T1 - High genetic stability of TM1 and TM2 strains of subtype B feline immunodeficiency virus in long-term infection. AU - Ikeda, Yasuhiro H. AU - Miyazawa, Takayuki. AU - Nishimura, Yorihiro. AU - Nakamura, Kazuya. AU - Tohya, Yukinobu. AU - Mikami, Takeshi. PY - 2004/3. Y1 - 2004/3. N2 - To know the genetic changes of feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) in long-term infection in cats, we inoculated three specific pathogen-free cats with FIV isolates and determined a partial env sequence covering the V3-V5 region. In 2 cats infected with subtype B strains TM1 and TM2, only one amino acid change in region V3 was observed at 9 years post infection (y.p.i.), and no nucleotide substitutions were observed between 9 and 10 y.p.i., indicating that these strains are genetically stable. On the other hand, in a cat infected with subtype A strain Petaluma at 8.7 y.p.i., 3 nucleotide insertions (one amino acid insertion) in region V5, and 1 synonymous nucleotide substitution and 2 non-synonymous ...
A monoclonal antibody, MAb vpg15, inhibits feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) infection in tissue culture. The antibody is directed to a determinant of the feline cell surface marker, CD9, implying that CD9 may serve as a viral receptor or coreceptor in this system. In cells expressing CD9, MAb vpg15 markedly delayed acute virus infection in terms of reverse transcriptase activity detected in cell culture supernatants. This effect was evident if the antibody was added before, immediately after, or 24 h after virus infection. Binding experiments showed that MAb vpg15 did not block virus binding to the cells. PCR analyses at various intervals postinfection also indicated that MAb vpg15 did not block virus uptake, reverse transcription of viral RNA, or integration into host cell DNA. Multiply spliced mRNAs were detected up to 24 h postinfection in both control and MAb vpg15-treated cells. However, viral mRNAs were markedly diminished in MAb vpg15-treated cells after this time, consistent with a failure of
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Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) interacts with dendritic cells (DC) during initiation of infection, but whether DC support or transfer FIV infection remains unclear. To address this issue, we studied the susceptibility of feline myeloid DC to FIV infection and assessed potential transfer of infection from DC to CD4+ T cells. FIV was detected in membrane-bound vesicles of DC within 2 h of inoculation, although only low concentrations of FIV DNA were found in virus-exposed isolated DC. Addition of resting CD4+ T cells increased viral DNA levels; however, addition of activated CD4+ T cells resulted in a burst of viral replication manifested by FIV p27 capsid antigen generation. To determine whether transfer of FIV infection required productively infected DC (vs virus bound to DC but not internalized), virus-exposed DC were cultured for 2 days to allow for degradation of uninternalized virus and initiation of infection in the DC, then CD4+ T blasts were added. Infection of T cells remained robust,
FIV gag polypeptides and a method and device for determining a feline immunodeficiency virus infection in an animal. The method includes contacting a biological sample from a felid with the FIV polypeptides and determining the binding of antibodies in the sample to the polypeptides. A device for detecting FIV antibodies is provided.
During type 1 human immunodeficiency virus infection, not only can dendritic cells (DCs) prime T cells against the virus, but they can also infect them in trans. Feline AIDS is caused by feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and is considered a model for the human illness because the two diseases have many features in common. Little is known about the interaction of feline DCs with FIV; therefore, this study attempts to tackle such an issue. Infection of feline monocyte-derived DCs (MDDCs) was attempted by spinoculation with FIV strains Petaluma (FIV-Pet) and M2. FIV-Pet was released rapidly in the supernatants of both infected MDDCs and activated T cells after spinoculation. It is shown that FIV-Pet was produced by MDDCs by monitoring viral content in the supernatants of infected MDDCs, by intracellular staining for p25 and by showing its cytopathic effect. Although activated T cells were better substrates for FIV replication, leading to prolonged viral shedding, both immature MDDCs and MDDCs matured
The first stage of the Feline Immunodeficiency Virus infection is called the acute stage and is characterized by fevers, susceptibilities to skin & intestinal infections, and swollen lymph nodes. These symptoms usually occur 4-6 weeks after infection. At this time there may be elevated levels of your cats antibodies present.. * The second stage is called the latent, more formally the subclinical stage, and therere no signs of the disease. This stage may last for years, but during this period the immune system is slowly being destroyed.. * The third stage is the final, AIDS-like stage when the immunodeficiency becomes severe. It occurs most commonly in cats 5-12 years of age. In this clinical stage the cats immune system isnt operating properly and she is prone to infections that under normal circumstances her body would easily ward off. But since her immune system cannot keep these infections under control, they multiply rapidly causing disease. Infections such as these are called ...
Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) infection in domestic cats results in an acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) like to HIV in human. In Argentina FIV infection is greater than feline leukemia virus what result in an excellent model to study HIV infection as well as to improve pet cats health. The purpose of this study was to evaluate AZT-response in cats with FIV.. Material and Methods. A longitudinal analysis, on 7 cats were performed during 12 months under Zidovudine (AZT) 5mg/kg (bid) every other month as only treatment. CD4/CD8 ratio, AGP, Albumin/Globulin ratio and viral load were studied. These variables were analysed at basal time, 6 and 12 months of treatment. FIV was confirmed by serology and PCR. In addition to the evaluation of the clinical signs blood chemistry, hematology and other complementary diagnostic methods. CD4/CD8 ratio was performed with: 8100-01 Sowthern Biotechnology, anti CD4 Vpg 34, Willett, Glasgow University, anti CD8, VPG9, Willett, Glasgow University and ...
We used feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) protease (PR) as a mutational framework to define determinants for the observed substrate and inhibitor specificity distinctions between FIV and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) PRs. Multiple-substitution mutants were constructed by replacing the residues in and around the active site of FIV PR with the structurally equivalent residues of HIV-1 PR. Mutants included combinations of three critical regions (FIV numbering, with equivalent HIV numbering in superscript): I37(32)V in the active core region; N55(46)M, M56(47)I, and V59(50)I in the flap region; and L97(80)T, I98(81)P, Q99(82)V, P100(83)N, and L101(84)I in the 90s loop region. Significant alterations in specificity were observed, consistent with the involvement of these residues in determining the substrate-inhibitor specificity distinctions between FIV and HIV PRs. Two previously identified residues, I35 and I57 of FIV PR, were intolerant to substitution and yielded inactive PRs. Therefore, ...
Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), the lentivirus of domestic cats responsible for feline AIDS, establishes a latent infection in peripheral blood CD4+ T-cells approximately eight months after experimental inoculation. In this study, cats experimentally infected with the FIV-C strain in the asymptomatic phase demonstrated an estimated viral load of 1 infected cell per approximately 103 CD4+ T-cells, with about 1 copy of viral DNA per cell. Approximately 1 in 10 proviral copies was capable of transcription in the asymptomatic phase. The latent FIV proviral promoter was associated with deacetylated, methylated histones, which is consistent with a condensed chromatin structure. In contrast, the transcriptionally active FIV promoter was associated with histone acetylation and demethylation. In addition, RNA polymerase II appeared to be paused on the latent viral promoter, and short promoter-proximal transcripts were detected. Our findings for the FIV promoter in infected cats are similar to results
Below are two beautiful kittens who recently presented for their FIV vaccination course. At just $36 per injection (if given alongside the F3 vaccination), its a small price to pay to provide the best possible protection against this incurable disease.. If you have an adult cat and wish to start the FIV vaccination course, please contact the clinic today to book an appointment for an FIV blood test. Provided they havent been in a fight with another cat for at least 60 days (the incubation period for FIV) AND their FIV test result is negative, they can be vaccinated against the virus. Once again, they require the initial course of 3 injections 2 weeks apart followed by yearly boosters.. Feline Immunodeficiency Virus is very prevalent in the domestic cat population in the City of Casey, we regularly diagnose cats with FIV who present to the clinic with underlying illnesses, most notably mouth infections, together with a history of being in fights in the past (sometimes very distant past).. Given ...
Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) is a member of the retroviridae family of viruses and causes an acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in domestic and non-domestic cats worldwide. Genome organization of FIV and clinical characteristics of the disease caused by the virus are similar to those of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Both viruses infect T lymphocytes, monocytes and macrophages, and their replication cycle in infected cells is analogous. Due to marked similarity in genomic organization, virus structure, virus replication and disease pathogenesis of FIV and HIV, infection of cats with FIV is a useful tool to study and develop novel drugs and vaccines for HIV. Anti-retroviral drugs studied extensively in HIV infection have targeted different steps of the virus replication cycle: (1) inhibition of virus entry into susceptible cells at the level of attachment to host cell surface receptors and co-receptors; (2) inhibition of fusion of the virus membrane with the cell membrane; (3) blockade
Just a few weeks ago, CATS Cradle Shelter rescued a kitten from a hay feeder; a kitten they named Hal and placed in foster care. He is estimated to be about eight weeks old. Unfortunately, he has recently tested positive for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV), though CATS Cradle is holding out hope that it was a false positive, and plan to retest him when hes a bit older.. Though it may be an unpleasant subject to think about, FIV is something all cat owners need to be aware of. Here are just a few basic facts to consider when it comes to looking after your cat and reducing their risk of infection.. 1. FIV is not transferred through casual contact.. FIV cannot be transmitted when cats share the same food or water bowl, or when they groom each other. Most often its transmitted through bite wounds, when an infected cat bites another. Cats are safest when theyre indoors, where theyre less likely to be exposed to infected cats that might attack them. Similarly, if your cat has FIV, they should ...
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Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) in the domestic cat provides a good animal model for dissecting the immunopathology associated with HIV infected individuals, as the immune dysfunction in the cat replicates the immune deterioration in humans. Lentiviruses characteristically cause a gradual loss in T-helper cells numbers and functions. A variety of mechanisms have been proposed to account for lentivirus-induced T cell depletion although none of these mechanisms alone account for all the T cell changes. The B7/cytotoxic T lymphocyte antigen four (CTLA4) signaling pathway is a major signaling pathway in the initiation and termination of T cell immune responses. The B7 receptors are normally expressed on the surface of antigen presenting cells (APC), while CD28 and CTLA4 are differentially expressed on the surface of T cells. Recent studies show that chronic stimulation in vitro or in vivo results in an unusual increase in the percent of T cells that express the B7 and CTLA4 molecules. These ...
Feline Immunodeficiency Virus just as HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. FIV is a virus that causes AIDS in cats; however, there is a long asymptomatic period before AIDS occurs and our job is to prolong this asymptomatic period. Some lifestyle changes will probably be needed now that you know you have an FIV+ cat.
Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) is a virus found around the world that is passed by cat-to-cat contact through blood and nursing. Fortunately, FIV is not terribly contagious and is rarely spread through casual (not aggressive) contact. Cats that go outdoors are at the highest risk of contracting FIV because cats tend to scuffle and the disease is commonly passed by a bite from an infected cat. If a cat does get FIV it does not usually show symptoms for many years. As the disease progresses it suppresses the immune system and cats easily contract secondary infections. Symptoms include lusterless coat condition, enlarged lymph nodes, persistent infections and gradual weight loss. Your vet can test for FIV using a simple in-house blood test. It is good practice to test all new cats before introducing them to your household if you already have other cats. FIV positive cats can live happily for many years when provided with a good diet and they are protected from secondary infections.. Talk to ...
Gammaherpesviruses are major co-pathogens of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, making the interactions between feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and Felis catus gammaherpesvirus 1 (FcaGHV1) pertinent to both human and veterinary medical research. FIV-infected cats are at increased risk of FcaGHV1 DNAemia and consistently harbor higher FcaGHV1 loads than FIV-uninfected cats. Whether immune deficiencies unrelated to FIV are associated with similar risks is unknown. Using whole blood FcaGHV1 qPCR, we found no difference in the frequency of DNAemia or DNA load in therapeutically immunosuppressed (P1, n = 18) or feline leukemia virus (FeLV)-infected (P2, n = 57) patients compared with age- and sex-matched controls (C1, n = 58; C2, n = 57 ...
Approximately 1.5 to 3 percent of healthy cats in the U.S. are infected with FIV, or feline immunodeficiency virus. What is this virus and how does it impact a cats health?
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Extract] There are five subtypes (synonym: clades) of feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), named A-E. Different subtypes predominate in different parts of the world but more than one subtype may be found in a particular country. There is no known practical, clinical value in determining the subtype infecting a particular feline patient.. ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Safety and immunogenicity of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis ΔlysA ΔpanCD vaccine in domestic cats infected with feline immunodeficiency virus. AU - Zimmerman, Dawn M.. AU - Waters, W. Ray. AU - Lyashchenko, Konstantin P.. AU - Nonnecke, Brian J.. AU - Armstrong, Douglas L.. AU - Jacobs, William R.. AU - Larsen, Michelle H.. AU - Egan, Erin. AU - Dean, Gregg A.. PY - 2009/3/1. Y1 - 2009/3/1. N2 - Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV)-positive and FIV-negative cats (n = 4/group) received 2 × 106 CFU Mycobacterium tuberculosis ΔlysA ΔpanCD intramuscularly. Vaccination elicited antibody responses, albeit at lower levels in FIV-positive cats than in FIV-negative cats. Delayed-type hypersensitivity responses were minimal in both groups. No adverse reactions were found.. AB - Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV)-positive and FIV-negative cats (n = 4/group) received 2 × 106 CFU Mycobacterium tuberculosis ΔlysA ΔpanCD intramuscularly. Vaccination elicited antibody responses, albeit ...
Feline Immunodeficiency virus (FIV) is an important pathogen causing lifelong infection in cats and for which a vaccine is available. A concern exists regarding the vaccine in that vaccinated cats will test positive by most routine testing. Distinguishing vaccinated from infected cats is a particular concern in cats with unknown histories, such as in shelters. In this study, investigators examined the usefulness of several point of care kits for detecting infection with FIV using saliva as a test sample. Two point-of-care FIV antibody test kits (Witness FeLV/FIV and Antigen Rapid FIV/FeLV) could accurately identify natural FIV infection in client-owned Australian cats using saliva as the diagnostic specimen, irrespective of FIV vaccination history. In areas where FIV vaccination is practiced, and when venipuncture is not possible without skilled physical restraint or heavy sedation, collecting and testing saliva for the presence of FIV antibodies using either of these two kits is an accurate ...
Bürgisser, P; Vernazza, P; Flepp, M; Böni, J; Tomasik, Z; Hummel, U; Pantaleo, G; Schüpbach, J (2000). Performance of five different assays for the quantification of viral load in persons infected with various subtypes of HIV-1. Swiss HIV Cohort Study. JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 23(2):138-144.. Leutenegger, Christian M; Klein, D; Hofmann-Lehmann, Regina; Mislin, Caroline N; Hummel, U; Böni, J; Boretti, Felicitas S; Guenzburg, W H; Lutz, Hans (1999). Rapid feline immunodeficiency virus provirus quantitation by polymerase chain reaction using the TaqMan fluorogenic real-time detection system. Journal of Virological Methods, 78(40575):105-116.. Holznagel, E; Hofmann-Lehmann, R; Leutenegger, C M; Allenspach, K; Huettner, S; Forster, U; Niederer, E; Joller, H; Willett, B J; Hummel, U; Rossi, G L; Schüpbach, J; Lutz, H (1998). The role of in vitro-induced lymphocyte apoptosis in feline immunodeficiency virus infection: correlation with different markers of disease ...
Feline immunodeficiency virus FIV From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Feline immunodeficiency virusVirus classificationGroup:Group VI (ssRNA-RT)Family:RetroviridaeSubfamily:OrthoretrovirinaeGenus:LentivirusSpecies:Feline immunodeficiency virus Feline
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After the passing of an FIV cat, the home needs to be cleaned up before a new kitty can join the family. Its not the FIV you will be cleaning up. Its the various germs that your HIV left behind during its final months of poor health. Disinfect all kitty supplies by washing thoroughly with hot soapy water and drip drying. Give these items a second wiping down with bleach water and air drying. Throw away soft toys and get new ones. Spray cat towers and beds with a disinfectant spray. Give all floors a very thorough vacuuming or mopping ...
Introduction. Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) is a lentivirus associated with AIDS-like illness in cats. Five subtypes (A to E) have been isolated based on sequence diversity in various regions. The primary routes of FIV transmission are through deep bite wounds and scratches, where the infected cats saliva enters the other cats bloodstream. FIV could also be transmitted from pregnant females to the fetus in their utero. FIV infections are not necessarily fatal. Cats could live relatively healthy life and act as FIV carriers for years. In initial phase or acute phase of FIV infection is often accompanied by mild symptoms such as fever, lethargy, anorexia, pyrexia and lymphadenopathy ...
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The World Health Organization marks December 1st as World AIDS Day. For 2012, the chosen theme is ?Getting to Zero.? World AIDS Day remembers those who have died from this terrible disease and educates those at risk of contracting it. This year?s theme focuses attention on the hope that someday there will be no human patients with AIDS.. Cats too suffer from a virus similar to HIV/AIDS in humans. Like our hope for zero AIDS patients, cat lovers everywhere hope to someday get to zero feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) infections. This connection between AIDS and cats gives us a good opportunity to think about the thousands of cats infected with FIV and then talk about how to prevent your cat from this serious viral infection.. I started thinking about FIV recently when a feline patient, Yuki, came to The Animal Medical Center for an internal medicine consultation with a fever and an FIV infection.. Location, location, location. American cats are lucky: FIV infection is uncommon here, occurring ...
Dr. Barchas,. Appreciate your site greatly. Took in a stray kitten a couple months ago and found out he is FIV positive. Your information on FIV is immensely helpful and I am trying to spread the word that one does not have to euthanize or isolate an FIV positive cat. Thank you for the great information on this.. One question, though…should an FIV positive cat be given any vaccinations, considering the nature of his condition is a compromised immune system? It seems counter-intuitive to inject a virus into a cat who will have trouble fighting it…?. Again, many thanks for your great website and info. on FIV.. Jenny. Feline immunodeficiency virus, or FIV, is very similar to the virus that causes human AIDS. There is no evidence that FIV poses a health risk to humans.. Cats with FIV suffer from immune system compromise. A weakened immune system predisposes cats to opportunistic viral and bacterial infections.. Jenny, you make a good point about injecting viruses into a cat with a weak immune ...
The feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) infection is a complex retrovirus that causes immunodeficiency disease in domestic cats. Learn more about the symptoms, causes and treatment of the disease, below.
The FIV regulatory protein Rev and accessory proteins Vif and ORF-A are essential for efficient viral replication and full-blown pathogenesis. Expressed at very low level during viral replication, they are nevertheless processed for recognition by cytotoxic T-lymphocytes (CTLs) and trigger cellular immune responses in FIV-infected cats. The observation that the accessory ORF-A protein of FIV is continuously expressed during viral replication and targeted by cellular immune responses in natural FIV infection, prompted us to investigate the protective potential of this protein. To this aim cats were immunized with three different strategies (protein alone in alum adjuvant, DNA alone, or DNA prime-protein boost) and generated clearly detectable immune responses. Upon challenge with ex vivo homologous FIV, ORF-A immunized cats showed distinct enhancement of acute-phase infection possibly due to an increased expression of the FIV receptor CD134. However, at subsequent sampling points plasma viremia ...
Feline herpes virus is one of the more common causes of upper respiratory symptoms in cats of all ages. It is especially common in young cats and kittens in cattery or shelter situations, as well as in those outdoor and often stressed stray cats. Symptoms of feline herpes virus include varying degrees of eye discharge, sneezing and coughing. In severe cases, inflammation of the cornea may occur with sometimes severe ulceration of the cornea with eye spasms and pain being very prominent. In many cases, other viruses including feline leukemia or feline immunodeficiency virus may also occur at the same time, as well as the common development of secondary bacterial infections.. Many veterinarians will often treat with oral or injectable antibiotics to prevent these secondary bacterial infections, as well as topical antibiotics. However, because of the viral nature of this disease, topical antiviral eye drops such as Idoxuridine drops are often indicated, as well as oral viral immune stimulants such ...
FIV? What is it, how can my cat get it, is there a treatment? There are almost 38 million people around the world that are infected by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). However, did you know that there is an equivalent virus that affects cats? It is called the feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV). Like HIV, FIV co
Interestingly, recent observations show that feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV)-infected cats were developing cancers similar to those observed in humans with Epstein-Barr virus and Kaposis sarcoma--associated herpesvirus. Subsequent polymerase chain reaction (PCR) screening identified 3 novel GHVs in domestic cats, bobcats, and pumas. PCR testing of nearly 1500 cats from the United States, Australia, Europe, Singapore, Japan, and Brazil has since estimated a 10% to 25% prevalence of the domestic cat GHV (known as Felis catus gammaherpesvirus 1 [FcaGHV1]). However, serologic studies suggest that infection rates are even higher than PCR results indicate. ...
Twenty cats with FIP and twenty with FIV were studied. The objective of the present study was to establish the diagnostic value of these two tests in both diseases. Correlation between AGP and Albumin/Globulin ratio (A/G) and CD4/CD8 ratio were analyzed in both groups.. FIV was confirmed by serology and PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction). FIP was confirmed by histopathology (vasculitis and perivasculitis). In addition to the evaluation of the clinical signs blood chemistry, hematology and other complementary diagnostic methods. CD4/CD8 by flow cytometry and AGP test were performed in order to establish the diagnostic value of these two tests in both diseases. CD4/CD8 ratio was performed with: 8100-01 Sowthern Biotechnology, anti CD4 Vpg 34, Willett, Glasgow University, anti CD8, VPG9, Willett, Glasgow University and Fluorescent antimouse IgG Southern Biotechnology, Becton and Dickinson Facs Scan Citometer. Feline α 1 glycoprotein (AGP) was performed with a radial immunodiffusion test provided by ...
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Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) naturally infects multiple species of cat and is related to human immunodeficiency virus in humans. FIV infection causes AIDS-like disease and mortality in the domestic cat (Felis catus) and serves as a natural model for HIV infection in humans. In African lions (Panthera leo) and other exotic felid species, disease etiology introduced by FIV infection are less clear, but recent studies indicate that FIV causes moderate to severe CD4 depletion. In this study, comparative genomic methods are used to evaluate the full proviral genome of two geographically distinct FIV subtypes isolated from free-ranging lions. Genome organization of FIV Ple subtype B (9891 bp) from lions in the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and FIV Ple subtype E (9899 bp) isolated from lions in the Okavango Delta in Botswana, both resemble FIV genome sequence from puma, Pallas cat and domestic cat across 5 LTR, gag, pol,
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On the other hand, the health of outdoor cats is threatened by contagious diseases such as feline leukemia, feline immunodeficiency virus, feline infectious peritonitis and rabies.. Feline immunodeficiency virus, or feline AIDS, for example, is a fatal disease that is carried by up to 14 percent of the cat population. It is transmitted from cat to cat by blood and saliva. This happens primarily through biting so outdoor and male cats that fight with other cats are at greatest risk. Parasites such as fleas, ticks and worms most commonly attack outdoor cats. If you allow your cat to go in and out at will, he will carry these parasites back into your home. Outdoor cats are more likely to contract diseases such as toxoplasmosis, ringworm and roundworms, all of which are zoonotic meaning they can be transmitted to people.. Outdoor cats may be attacked by wildlife or free-roaming domestic animals. As unpleasant as it is to think about, they may succumb to traffic accidents, pet-theft, poison, ...
My project examines the health effects of feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) on African lions (Panthera leo) living in Kruger National Park, South Africa. FIV is an immunosuppressive lentivirus related to human and simian immunodeficiency viruses (HIV and SIV, respectively). It has been linked to AIDS in domestic cats, with derangements of immune cells, blood biochemistry, and secondary infections reflective of the related syndrome seen in humans. While FIV is thought to be less severe in wild felid species, its behavior has not been well characterized, and animals living in free-ranging populations are exposed to a diverse assemblage of pathogens that may bear significant costs for host health. My study focuses on immunologic, clinical, and endocrine changes associated with FIV infection in lions. Additionally, it characterizes coinfections with native and non-native parasites and pathogens to examine the importance of FIV for lion health and survival.. ...
For decades, Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) positive cats basically faced two fates: euthanasia, or a lifetime without a forever home. Due in part to a lack of conclusive studies on the virus, and made all the worse by the stigma associated with other immunodeficiency viruses, the public had long been convinced that FIV+ cats could only live with other FIV+ cats, which made placing these cats into homes nearly impossible.. Fortunately, recent veterinary studies, a growing appreciation of special needs cats, and a new interest in addressing behavioral issues in felines have revealed that these cats can in fact live long, healthy lives in the company of FIV negative cats with no issue.. So heres everything you need to know if youre thinking about opening up your heart and home to one of these felines! (spoiler alert: they are awesome.). What is FIV?. FIV is a viral disease in the same class as HIV. It suppresses the immune system of the infected cats, causing an increased risk of ...
There are many commerical kits available for in-clinic diagnosis of feline leukemia virus (FeLV) and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV). This study evaluated seven FIV and eight FeLV test kits. The researchers tested 536 serum samples from randomly selected cats. Positive FIV tests were confirmed with Western blot and positive FeLV tests were confirmed by virus isolation. Specificity, sensitivity, positive and negative predictive values of eact test were determined. All test kits performed well, with the exception of one kit that produced unacceptable numbers of invalid test results and results that are difficult to interpret. Positive test results should always be confirmed, especially in a healthy cat from a low-risk environment ...
Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV). The feline leukemia virus (FeLV) is the causative agent of the most important fatal infectious disease complex of American domestic cats today. it is an RNA (ribonucleic acid) virus belonging to the family Retroviridae. Oncogenic (tumor-causing) retroviruses similar to FeLV have been identified in a number of animal species: cattle, domestic fowl, certain nonhuman primates, and rodents. The oncogenic retroviruses are commonly referred to as RIVA tumor viruses, or oncornaviruses (oncogenic RNA viruses).. Other retroviruses, known as lentiviruses, can produce noncancerous diseases in cats, sheep, goats, and horses. The feline lentivirus, known as feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) (see in later section), is the cause of an immunodeficiency syndrome similar to that produced in humans by the human immunodeficiency virus HIV, which causes AIDS.. Retroviruses carry with them an enzyme, reverse transcriptase. This enzyme is used to produce a DNA copy of the retroviral ...
Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) is contagious among cats. Unlike many other viruses that enter specific cells in the body and destroy them, FeLV enters certain cells in a cats body and changes the cells genetic characteristics. This permits FeLV to continue reproducing within the cat each time infected cells divide. This allows FeLV to become dormant (inactive) in some cats, making disease transmission and prognosis (outlook) difficult to predict.. Like FeLV, feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) is also contagious among cats, and a cat can be infected with FIV for many years without showing any clinical signs of illness. Although FIV is not contagious to humans, FIV has some similarities to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and has been used to help researchers better understand HIV.. We recommend testing as soon as possible. The test is performed during your visit, it only takes 3 drops of blood and the results are ready in 10 minutes.. ...
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Please DO NOT vaccinate for FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus - aka feline AIDS), FIP (Feline Infectious Peritonitis), bordatella, giardia, or chlamydia.. Keep in mind that if you do decide to vaccinate for FIV (a very ineffective and adjuvanted vaccine), your cat will now test positive since the FIV test cannot tell the difference between an infected cat and a vaccinated cat. FVRCP:. Most people are familiar with the abbreviation FVRCP which stands for Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis (herpes), Calici, Panleukopenia. FVRCP is a combination vaccine that includes 3 out of the 5 vaccines that will be discussed on this webpage.. This vaccine can either be modified live (NON-adjuvanted) or killed (adjuvanted). The route of delivery can be either injectable or intranasal.. Only use a modified live (NON-adjuvanted) - never a killed (adjuvanted) - FVRCP vaccine, with injectable (not intranasal) being the preferred route of administration in most, but not all, instances.. To clarify - all modified ...
Feline Leukemia Viral Issues Feline Leukemia Virus is a fairly common viral disease of cats that is transmitted through fluids from other felines. Feline Immunodeficiency Virus is not as common in felines, but is also contagious from cat to cat via bodily fluids.... read more ...
A combination test checks for heartworm, Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV). FeLV and FIV are serious diseases that weaken the immune system, making cats susceptible to a variety of infections and other diseases. FeLV is spread through casual contact, and FIV is transmitted primarily through bite wounds. They can also be transferred to cats by their mothers. Any new pets, or sick/stray cats entering a household, should be tested. ...
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HIV-1 infection of the brain causes the neurodegenerative syndrome HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND), for which there is no specific treatment. Herein, we investigated the actions of insulin using ex vivo and in vivo models of HAND. Increased neuroinflammatory gene expression was observed in brains from patients with HIV/AIDS. The insulin receptor was detected on both neurons and glia, but its expression was unaffected by HIV-1 infection. Insulin treatment of HIV-infected primary human microglia suppressed supernatant HIV-1 p24 levels, reduced CXCL10 and IL-6 transcript levels, and induced peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPAR-γ) expression. Insulin treatment of primary human neurons prevented HIV-1 Vpr-mediated cell process retraction and death. In feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) infected cats, daily intranasal insulin treatment (20.0 IU/200 μl for 6 weeks) reduced CXCL10, IL-6, and FIV RNA detection in brain, although PPAR-γ in glia was increased compared ...
The ASPCA lists some common sources of toxins[16] that pets encounter, including: plants,[17] human medications and cosmetics,[18] cleaning products,[19] and even foods.[20] Some houseplants are harmful to cats. For example, the leaves of the Easter Lily can cause permanent and life-threatening kidney damage to cats, and Philodendron are also poisonous to cats. The Cat Fanciers Association has a full list of plants harmful to cats.[21] Paracetamol or acetaminophen (trade name Panadol and Tylenol) is extremely toxic to cats, and should not be given to them under any circumstances. Cats lack the necessary glucuronyl transferase enzymes to safely break paracetamol down and minute portions of a normal tablet for humans may prove fatal.[22] Initial symptoms include vomiting, salivation and discolouration of the tongue and gums. After around two days, liver damage is evident, typically giving rise to jaundice. Unlike an overdose in humans, it is rarely liver damage that is the cause of death; ...
Congratulations on your new kitten! Thank you for choosing us to help protect and care for your new addition to your family.. Our kitten wellness program is designed to help get your kitten started on the right path to a long and healthy life. The first few months are a critical period in your kittens development, and we can give you the support and tools necessary to help him or her grow into a well-mannered, healthy cat, including information and advice on nutrition, litterbox training, and behaviour.. Schedule your kitten for his or her first exam as soon as possible. Until your kitten has received a series of vaccines, he or she is susceptible to many serious but preventable diseases. We will vaccinate your new pet against rabies and panleukopenia (distemper). Depending on your cats risk, we may also advise vaccinating him or her against other diseases, such as feline leukemia virus (FeLV) and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV). In addition, your kitten will need to be tested and treated ...
To minimize the chances of infection, it is important to know that cat AIDS is spread by saliva and blood. If you are concerned about infected cats in your area, keep your cat separated to ensure that he doesnt come in contact with an FIV-positive cat. Although there is a vaccine that decreases the chance of your pet contracting FIV, cats that are kept from interacting with infected cats have a minimal risk of becoming ill. If you know that your cat is infected with FIV, help to decrease the chances of his spreading the disease to other cats by keeping him inside and isolated from any other pets. Feline immunodeficiency virus is not transmittable to humans. With the knowledge of how FIV is spread, you can successfully guard your cat against infection. ...
The case:. Lucko, 7-month-old shorthair male mix breed cat, was represented to the clinic with uveitis, alopecia and multiple skin ulcerative wounds, located in the regions of the dorsum, thorax and head. He was treated for few months with antibiotics, ointments and corticosteroids with no success. The skin of the cat was extremely extensible and very fragile. It was very easy for the skin to be torn but with no bleeding at all. The cat had to be handle with gentle touch and care.. The diagnostic work-up included a complete blood count, blood serum biochemistry panel and urinalysis to rule out any internal disease associated with these skin lesions. CBC showed mild leucocytosis (white blood cell count: 19.5 x 10^9, reference range: 5.0 x 10^9 -18.9 x 10^9). In biochemistry analisys the changes were CK - 225 U/L (reference range: 17.00 - 150.20 U/L) and LDH - 427 U/L (reference range: 35.10 - 224.90 U/L).. The rapid test of Feline Immunodeficiency Virus and Feline Leukemia Virus (IDEX FIV/FeLV) ...
Remington, Kathryn Martin, Selection and characterization of AZT-resistant mutants of feline immunodeficiency virus (1993). Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers. 10394 ...
The Basics. Bringing a new kitten home is exciting. The following guidelines will help you and your kitten adjust to this big change in your lives.. Kittens can leave their mother and littermates after they have been weaned, usually at 8 to 10 weeks of age. Like human babies, kittens require special care, including veterinary care, feeding, and socialization. The best time to bring a kitten home is when you have at least 1 or 2 days to focus on helping him or her adjust to new surroundings.. To safely transport your new kitten home, youll need a carrier. Leaving mom is a big deal for your kitten; a carrier will help him or her feel more secure. Dont use another pets carrier because its smell could be stressful to your kitten. Place a towel in the carrier for warmth and to absorb urine in case of an accident. Carry an extra towel.. Before your kitten has contact with other cats, he or she must be tested for feline leukemia virus and feline immunodeficiency virus, given a physical examination, ...
Malbon, Alexandra J; Russo, Giancarlo; Burgener, Carole; Barker, Emi N; Meli, Marina L; Tasker, Séverine; Kipar, Anja (2020). The effect of natural Feline Coronavirus infection on the host immune response: a whole-transcriptome analysis of the mesenteric lymph nodes in cats with and without feline infectious peritonitis. Pathogens, 9(7):524.. Díaz-Sánchez, Adrian Alberto; Meli, Marina L; Obregón Álvarez, Dasiel; Fonseca-Rodríguez, Osvaldo; Cabezas-Cruz, Alejandro; Hofmann-Lehmann, Regina; Corona-González, Belkis (2020). Development and application of a multiplex TaqMan® real-time qPCR assay for the simultaneous detection of Anaplasma marginale and Theileria annulata and molecular characterization of Anaplasma marginale from cattle in Western Cuba. Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, 11(2):101356.. Kratzer, Gilles; Lewis, Fraser I; Willi, Barbara; Meli, Marina L; Boretti, Felicitas S; Hofmann-Lehmann, Regina; Torgerson, Paul R; Furrer, Reinhard; Hartnack, Sonja (2020). Bayesian Network ...
Our in-house lab gives us the capability to perform urinalysis, a variety of blood chemistry panels, CBC, electrolyte panel, heartworm/Lyme/ehrlichiosis/anaplasmosis test, feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus test, T-4 thyroid level, coagulation panel, fecal floatation, and a variety of cytology tests. on your pet. Results are quick and accurate - often within 15 minutes allowing our doctors to make a diagnosis on your pet and institute the proper treatment without delay. If additional diagnostics are needed, we use some of the best veterinary laboratories in the country to perform more involved tests. Diagnostic samples are shipped next day to Cornell University, Michigan State University, Idexx, and Antech Veterinary labs among others. ...
Arizona. Ringworm is a fungus (not a worm) that grows in hair follicles. It is one of the most frustrating problems a pet owner can face.. Some forms of ringworm are ubiquitous and can be found everywhere in the soil and in the environment. Others are contagious. Once a house is contaminated with one of the contagious varieties, it is nearly impossible to clear the fungus from the house. Ringworm can spread to humans as well.. The basic reason your cat keeps contracting the disease is that his immune system isnt fighting it off properly. This is common in cats that are young or who have immune system compromise caused by the feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV). It also happens in some breeds (such as Persians) that are especially susceptible to the fungus.. Treatment and decontamination is a lengthy topic, but fortunately its one I have covered on my website. Click here to read more.. ...
Mouth ulcers can occur in cats for a number of reasons, from plaque buildup to feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV). Mouth ulcers typically manifest as small, open sores in the mouth that can cause bleeding and pain, especially if left...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Optimized bacterial expression of myocilin proteins and functional comparison of bacterial and eukaryotic myocilins. AU - Park, Bum Chan. AU - Shen, Xiang. AU - Fautsch, Michael P.. AU - Tibudan, Martin. AU - Johnson, Douglas H.. AU - Yue, Beatrice Y.J.T.. PY - 2006/7/31. Y1 - 2006/7/31. N2 - Purpose: To maximize the expression level of myocilin and its truncated proteins in Escherichia coli (E. coli) and to examine the biological effects of bacterially expressed myocilin as compared to eukaryotic myocilin on cultured human trabecular meshwork (TM) cells. Methods: Myocilin full length (1-504 amino acids) and two truncated proteins, myocilin 1-270 and 271-504, were expressed and purified from an E. coli strain, Rosetta2(DE3)pLysS. The eukaryotic myocilin was purified from cultured medium of a transformed TM cell line (TM5) transduced with feline immunodeficiency virus that contains an internal cassette expressing full length myocilin. The morphology and adhesion of human TM cells ...
RD-114 virus is a retrovirus isolated in 1971 from a human tumor cell line (RD-114 cells) derived from a human rhabdomyosarcoma after passage through fetal cats (9). Subsequent studies revealed that the virus was an endogenous retrovirus of feline origin but not a human exogenous retrovirus (6, 8, 13). All domestic cats have the RD-114 viral genome, and several feline cell lines produce RD-114-related viruses (2, 6, 13). In particular, Baumann et al. reported that a widely used feline cell line, Crandell-Rees feline kidney (CRFK) cells (3), produced a retrovirus which interfered with the authentic RD-114 virus and was antigenically related to the virus (2). At the time of that research, there was no information about the nucleotide sequence of the original RD-114 virus; therefore, the RD-114-related virus derived from CRFK cells was designated CrLE virus. No further studies related to the CrLE virus have been reported since then.. Several live attenuated vaccines for dogs and cats are produced ...
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The Petaluma Gap possesses a very unique microclimate. Early morning ocean fog is followed by intense midday heat with cooling Pacific breezes in the early afternoon moderating the heat and leading to very cool evenings. Warren Henderson of Windy Hill Winery notes that The cool ocean air is drawn into the Bay Area by the rising air of the Central Valley of California. This tube of cooled air moderates the temperature of the surrounding hills providing a cooling effect that lowers the ambient temperature by up to 15 degrees compared to the rest of the county. The area has been compared to Carneros which is under the same climatic influences, but the fog and wind arrive earlier in the day than in Carneros and stay longer the next morning. Rainfall is moderate (20-24 inches) so that irrigation is required for at least part of the growing season. The climate is ideal for growing cool climate varietals like Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, and there has been some success with several other red varietals ...
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The protease inhibitor, TL-3, demonstrated broad efficacy in vitro against FIV, HIV and SIV (simian immunodeficiency virus), and exhibited very strong protective effects on early neurologic alterations in the CNS of FIV-PPR infected cats. In this study, we analyzed TL-3 efficacy using a highly pathogenic FIV-C isolate, which causes a severe acute phase immunodeficiency syndrome, with high early mortality rates. Twenty cats were infected with uncloned FIV-C and half were treated with TL-3 while the other half were left untreated. Two uninfected cats were used as controls. The general health and the immunological and virological status of the animals was monitored for eight weeks following infection. All infected animals became viremic independent of TL-3 treatment and seven of 20 FIV-C infected animals developed severe immunodepletive disease in conjunction with significantly (p ≤ 0.05) higher viral RNA loads as compared to asymptomatic animals. A marked and progressive increase in CD8+ T lymphocytes
A negative test result indicates that antibodies directed against FIV have not been detected, and, in most cases, this implies that the cat is not infected. Nevertheless, it takes eight to 12 weeks after infection (and sometimes even longer) before detectable levels of antibody appear, so if the test is performed during this interval, inaccurate results might be obtained. Therefore, antibody-negative cats with either an unknown or a known exposure to FIV-infected cats-such as through the bite of an unknown cat-should be retested a minimum of 60 days after their most recent exposure in order to allow adequate time for development of antibodies ...
Synonyms for Feline acquired immunodeficiency syndrome in Free Thesaurus. Antonyms for Feline acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. 2 words related to acquired: nonheritable, noninheritable. What are synonyms for Feline acquired immunodeficiency syndrome?
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Zygosaccharomyces parabailii ATCC ® MYA-4549™ Designation: VITEK 301705 [MUCL 51627] Application: Quality control strain
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3. The role of the HIV/SIV cytoplasmic tail in pathogenesis. Dr. Hoxies group has identified endocytosis signals in the cytoplasmic tails of HIV, SIV and FIV Env proteins that reduce Env expression on the surface of infected cells. Dr. Hoxie has proposed that these signals could be relevant in pathogenesis by enabling virus-producing cells to survive host anti-viral immune responses. He has shown in an SIV model that viruses with mutations in this domain are markedly attenuated in vivo and controllable by host immune responses. Ongoing studies are addressing the mechanism for this attenuation, the components of the host immune response that are involved, and defects in viral assembly that are believed to underlie this effect ...
The Felines of the Sanctuary History of the Feline Order In search of God. The four words have been said many times in the history of the Felines...