Author(s): Dovč Alenka, Vlahović Ksenija, Suhadolc-Sholten Sara, Tozon Nataša
Keywords:cats, immune response, Chlamydophila felis, FeLV, FIV
The aim of our study was to confirm the presence of Ig G antibodies against Chlamydophila felis (Cp. felis) in cats infected with feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and/or feline leukemia virus (FeLV) and possible higher incidence of any clinical symptoms. A group of 30 cats which had been exposed to FIV and/or FeLV were tested for chlamydial antibodies presence. FIV and FeLV exposure were established by commercial ELISA rapid tests. The results of serological testing to antibodies against Cp. felis in cats with immunofluorescence assay (IFA) are shown. In 16.7% (5/30) of tested cats Ig G antibodies against Cp. felis were found. No correlation with FIV and/or FeLV infection neither with clinical symptoms of upper respiratory tract could be confirmed.
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