Develop your knowledge and understanding of viral induced upper respiratory tract (URTD) disease in cats. This is a one-part course that can also be taken as part of the Respiratory conditions course bundle.
This module looks at pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and outcomes of URTD in cats, including:
Cause – most causes are caused by feline herpesvirus (FHV) or feline calicivirus (FCV).
Signs – depression, anorexia, pyrexia, mucopurulent oculonasal discharge, sneezing, oral ulcerations.
Diagnosis – clinical signs, virus isolation, PCR.
Treatment – supportive and symptomatic, antibiotic therapy for secondary bacterial infection, antivirals in some cases.
Prognosis – usually good for recovery although occasionally severe disease which can be fatal. Latent (FHV) and chronic (FCV) infections may occur, either subclinical or associated with chronic clinical signs.
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This online module includes an e-Book with content from Vetstream's Vetlexicon Felis followed by a quiz leading to a personalized certificate. Written by some of the world's leading veterinarians, ensuring accuracy and depth of content.
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This module is worth approximately 60 minutes of CPD.