Panoleikopenia cats - a dangerous disease
Panaleukopenia in cats is caused by parvovirus. The virus affects the lymphatic system, small intestine and bone marrow. This is a very contagious disease, which has a high degree of contagiousness. It is accompanied by a high fever and a lesion of the gastrointestinal tract. Animals also suffer from heart and respiratory organs. In pregnant cats, placenta tissue is affected. Against the background of the disease, the cat's body is dehydrated, which leads to general intoxication. Cynomolgus cats do not pose a danger to humans.
Disease-causing microorganisms fall into the externalmedium with vomit masses and fecal secretions of sick animals. Infection can get into the cat's body and through the care items. Parvovirus enters the upper respiratory tract of the animal and spreads through the air in droplets. Pannelopenia in cats also occurs as a result of vector-borne infection. Blood-sucking insects, especially fleas, carry this dangerous animal disease.
The incubation period lasts up to two weeks. Lethal outcome is possible in almost 90% of cases. Pannelopenia of cats is most dangerous for young individuals, although all ages are affected by this disease.
The virus is quite stable to high temperatures, it shows resistance to trypsin, chloroform and ether. Its viability in the external environment can persist for up to a year.
Plague of cats, infectious gastroenteritis,parvovirus gastroenteritis, contagious agranulocytosis and plague - all these are the names of one disease - cramping of cats. This infection has its own regularities. The onset of the disease is most often in the spring period. The peak is noted in the summer months and only by the winter the epidemic can be calmed down. The nature of this infection is massive.
The acute course of panleucopenia of cats is manifesteda sharp change in health. Your pet refuses to take food, body temperature may exceed 41 ° C. The animal has vomiting. At first it is yellowish in color, watery, then mucus from yellowish green to green or brown appears in it. Vomiting often contains impurities of blood. Practically simultaneously begins the expressed diarrhea at which a stool feces of light color, with bloody impregnations, with a persistent stench. The oral cavity of the cat is dry, blue-violet. Against the background of these symptoms, rhinitis and conjunctivitis appear.
Pannelopenia of cats causes an animal desirefind a cool place and privacy. Touching makes him unbearable pain, so that the behavior of the animal changes. At this time, it is characteristic for him to posture - lying on his stomach with outstretched paws. They can sit over a bowl with water, hunched over, but, nevertheless, do not drink water. All this suggests that the animal suffers from thirst, but can not take water because of unbearable pain in the abdomen. Cats in a more adult age can make rattles. In severe cases, there is pulmonary edema. Some cats fall into a coma, their body distorts convulsions.
Pannelopenia of cats can occur in acuteform or chronic. The outcome of the disease will depend on the age and condition of the animal. Young individuals die in 90% of cases. If the cat as a result survives, then it becomes a virus carrier. When the plague occurs, a sudden death of the animal occurs.
Treatment of this infection is carried out with antibiotics,isotonic saline solutions in combination with glucose, vitamins B. It is necessary to make a full course of treatment, regardless of external improvement of the condition, since the cat's panleukopenia can cause relapses.</ p>>