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Companion Animal Practice
Feline infectious upper respiratory disease
  1. Sarah Binns

    Sarah Binns qualified from Cambridge in 1990. She worked initially for the PDSA before moving to the University of Illinois in 1991, where she carried out an internship and gained a master's degree in small animal medicine. She is currently the Clinical Studies Trust Fund student in feline infectious diseases at Liverpool University.

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  2. Susan Dawson

    Susan Dawson qualified from Glasgow in 1983 and worked in practice for six years. In 1992 she gained a PhD for studies on feline calicivirus from Liverpool University. Since then she has continued working at Liverpool in the small animal virology group.

Abstract

INFECTIOUS upper respiratory disease in cats remains a common problem, despite widespread use of vaccination against the feline respiratory viruses over the past 20 years. This is partly due to the fact that, while vaccination reduces the severity of disease, it will not protect against viral infection, and does not eliminate or prevent the development of carrier states. The involvement of other pathogens, such as [i]Bordetella bronchiseptica[/i] and [i]Chiamydia psittaci[/i], in the syndrome may also be significant.

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