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Companion Animal Practice
Diagnosis and management of chronic coughing in cats
  1. Darren Foster

    Darren Foster graduated from Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia, in 1990, and worked in small animal practice for two years. Between 1992 and 1996 he was a Feline Advisory Bureau resident in feline medicine at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies. Still based at the R(D)SVS, he is currently undertaking a PhD to investigate the pathogenesis of feline hyperthyroidism, funded by PetPlan.


CHRONIC coughing is a frequent clinical presentation in feline medicine and can be a frustrating problem to treat. The condition poses many challenges due to the fact that relatively little is known about the specific diseases that affect the cat's airways. The aim of this article is to present a practical guide to the diagnosis and management of the coughing cat based on the current state of knowledge.

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