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Companion Animal Practice
Feline immnunodeficiency virus: an update
  1. Sarah Caney

    Sarah Caney graduated from the University of Bristol in 1993. After a short period in small animal practice, she moved to the Royal Veterinary College, London, where she spent a year as an intern in small animal medicine and surgery. This was followed by a three-year residency in feline internal medicine at the University of Bristol, funded by the Feline Advisory Bureau and Fort Dodge Animal Health. In October 1997, she was awarded a Wellcome PhD scholarship and is currently studying the immunopathogenesis of feline immunodeficiency virus infection. She holds the RCVS certificate in small animal medicine.


THIS, the first of two update articles on feline infectious diseases, discusses the diagnostic challenges posed by feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and the management approaches to the FIV-positive cat. A second article, to be published at a later date, will focus on feline leukaemia virus.

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