FIV and FeLV infections are mostly studied among clinically sick cats; therefore, results may deviate from the true prevalence in a whole population. By using a commercially available kit, the infections were observed in 216 clinically health client-owned cats in Khon Kaen province, Thailand. A cross-sectioned study was undertaken to estimate the presence of FIV and FeLV infections in the cats which underwent health checkup from October 2016 to January 2017. The prevalence of FIV-antibody positive and FeLV-antigenic cats were 6.1% and 3.1%, respectively, and co-infection was not identified. The updated information provides necessary guidelines for veterinarians to provide preventive plan(s) for their clients.
Aiyaranoi, Kawintra; Boonchalaew, Nichapart; Chawnan, Natcha; Chotiku, Sukdiphat; and Kampa, Jaruwan
"Prevalence of feline immunodeficiency virus & feline leukemia virus in clinically healthy cats in Khon Kaen province,"
The Thai Journal of Veterinary Medicine: Vol. 48:
1, Article 4.
Available at: https://digital.car.chula.ac.th/tjvm/vol48/iss1/4