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1 April 2006 First Evidence of Feline Herpesvirus, Calicivirus, Parvovirus, and Ehrlichia Exposure in Brazilian Free-ranging Felids
Claudia Filoni, José Luiz Catão-Dias, Gert Bay, Edison Luiz Durigon, Rodrigo Silva Pinto Jorge, Hans Lutz, Regina Hofmann-Lehmann
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Serum samples from 18 pumas (Puma concolor), one ocelot (Leopardus pardalis), and two little spotted cats (Leopardus tigrinus) collected from free-ranging animals in Brazil between 1998 and 2004 were tested by indirect immunofluorescence (IFA) for antibodies to feline herpesvirus 1 (FHV 1), calicivirus (FCV), coronavirus (FCoV), parvovirus (FPV), Ehrlichia canis, Anaplasma phagocytophilum, and Bartonella henselae. Serum samples also were tested, by Western blot and ELISA, for feline leukemia virus (FeLV) specific antibodies and antigen, respectively, by Western blot for antibodies to feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), and by indirect ELISA for antibodies to puma lentivirus (PLV). Antibodies to FHV 1, FCV, FCoV, FPV, FeLV, FIV, PLV or related viruses, and to B. henselae were detected. Furthermore, high-titered antibodies to E. canis or a closely related agent were detected in a puma for the first time.

Filoni, Catão-Dias, Bay, Durigon, Jorge, Lutz, and Hofmann-Lehmann: First Evidence of Feline Herpesvirus, Calicivirus, Parvovirus, and Ehrlichia Exposure in Brazilian Free-ranging Felids
Claudia Filoni, José Luiz Catão-Dias, Gert Bay, Edison Luiz Durigon, Rodrigo Silva Pinto Jorge, Hans Lutz, and Regina Hofmann-Lehmann "First Evidence of Feline Herpesvirus, Calicivirus, Parvovirus, and Ehrlichia Exposure in Brazilian Free-ranging Felids," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 42(2), 470-477, (1 April 2006). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-42.2.470
Received: 24 March 2005; Published: 1 April 2006
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