FIV
Feline Immunodeficiency Virus






FIV or Feline Immunodeficiency Virus is an viral infectious disease in cats similar to HIV or Human Immunodeficiency  in humans.  It is transmitted primarily in saliva via bite wounds.  The disease causes chronic degradation of the immune system making the patient susceptible to other infections.  There are no definitive treatments for the disease but infection may be prevented by proper management and vaccination.



FIV Cat



 




























This web page was created as a student project for the
Western College of Veterinary Medicine for VTMC 333.2.
April 2007
Created By:
Christa Harder and Laurina Frederick





kitten from http://www.flickr.com/photos/majapaja/249359069/








History and Prevalence
The Virus
Transmission
Clinical Signs
Pathology
Diagnosis
Treatment and Prevention
Vaccine
Terms and Defnitions
References
Links