Problem

Feline panleukopenia

Other Names:
Feline parvovirus
Feline infectious enteritis
Feline distemper
Feline agranulocytosis
Feline ataxia
Nature:

Feline panleukopenia virus (FPV), also known as feline infectious enteritis, feline parvoviral enteritis, feline distemper, feline ataxia, or cat plague, is a viral infection affecting cats, both domesticated and wild feline species. It is caused by feline parvovirus, a close relative of both type 2 canine parvovirus and mink enteritis. Once contracted, it is highly contagious and can be fatal to the affected cat. The name panleukopenia comes from the low white blood cell count (leucocytes) exhibited by affected animals.

Aggravates:
Infected cats
Values:
Infection
Temper
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Subject(s):
BacteriologyCarnivoresPathologyBloodIntestinal tractSpecific diseasesMental health
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET