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Antigenic detection of feline panleukopenia virus in local breed cats at Tangail district in Bangladesh

Islam, M.A., Rahman, M.S., Rony, S.A., Uddin, M.J. and Rahman, A.K.M.A. (2010) Antigenic detection of feline panleukopenia virus in local breed cats at Tangail district in Bangladesh. International Journal of Bioresearch, 2 (11). pp. 25-28.

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Abstract

Feline panleukopenia virus (FPV) is highly contagious viral disease of cat, responsible for high mortality but to our knowledge, there is not report for the antigenic detection of FPV in Bangladesh. Therefore, a cross-sectional survey was carried out for the antigenic detection of FPV in 58 randomly selected cats consisted of 46 pet and 12 stray cats at Tangail district in Bangladesh during May to October 2009. Rectal swab samples were collected from all cats and tested by commercial rapid RapiGEN® Feline Parvo Virus (FPV) Ag Test Kit (RapiGEN Inc., Korea) following the manufacturer’s instructions. This study revealed that 22.41% of cats were found positive for FPV. The infection was more prevalent in cats less than 2 months (29.62%) compared with cats of age group 2 months to 1 year (21.43%) and age group > 1 year (11.76%) and higher prevalence of FPV was recorded in female (26.92%) than those of male (18.75 %) cats. A higher prevalence of FPV was recorded in stray cats (41.67%) than that of pet cats (17.39%) and in diarrhoeic cats (29.73%) than those of non-diarrhoeic cats (9.52%). There were no significant relationship with test results and variables. The knowledge of the status of feline panleukopenia infection in cats of study area would be helpful for initiating preventive measures.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: International Network for Research Information
Copyright: © 2010 Islam et al..
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/62706
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