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Article Number - CA046CE5404


Vol.1(1), pp. 001-006 , November 2009

ISSN: 1996-0816



Full Length Research Paper

Survey of the feline AIDS prevalence in the Slovak Republic



Róbert Ondrejka
  • Róbert Ondrejka
  • University of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Epizootiology and Preventive Veterinary Medicine, Komenského 73 04181 Košice, Slovak Republic.
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Eva Slepecká
  • Eva Slepecká
  • University of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Epizootiology and Preventive Veterinary Medicine, Komenského 73 04181 Košice, Slovak Republic.
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Anna Ondrejková
  • Anna Ondrejková
  • University of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Epizootiology and Preventive Veterinary Medicine, Komenského 73 04181 Košice, Slovak Republic.
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Judit Süli
  • Judit Süli
  • University of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Epizootiology and Preventive Veterinary Medicine, Komenského 73 04181 Košice, Slovak Republic.
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Serena Pošiváková
  • Serena Pošiváková
  • University of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Epizootiology and Preventive Veterinary Medicine, Komenského 73 04181 Košice, Slovak Republic.
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Zdenek Beníšek
  • Zdenek Beníšek
  • University of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Epizootiology and Preventive Veterinary Medicine, Komenského 73 04181 Košice, Slovak Republic.
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Marián Prokeš
  • Marián Prokeš
  • University of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Epizootiology and Preventive Veterinary Medicine, Komenského 73 04181 Košice, Slovak Republic.
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 Accepted: 14 September 2009  Published: 30 November 2009

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The authors have carried out an epizootiological and serological survey in the Slovak Republic aimed to the determination of the prevalence of Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) in autochthon domestic and stray cat populations. At the same time the prevalence of feline leukaemia and toxoplasmosis was also researched in the cat populations. One hundred and ninty eight cats of younger and older age categories were examined in 9 districts of the Slovak Republic during the years 2007 and 2009. The antibodies against FIV and the Feline Leukaemia Virus (FeLV) antigen were determined by commercial rapid diagnostic tests; the antibodies against Toxoplasma gondii were determined by ELISA method using a commercial kit. From the total One hundred and ninty eight cats, nine were FIV-positive (4.5%) and 4 of them were also FeLV positive (2%). Fifty two cats (26.3%) were toxoplasmosis-positive; the 9 FIV-positive cats were also positive for toxoplasmosis.

 

Key words: Domestic and stray cats, feline AIDS, feline leukaemia,toxoplasmosis.


APA (2009). Survey of the feline AIDS prevalence in the Slovak Republic. Journal of Clinical Immunology and Immunopathology Research, 1(1), 001-006.
Chicago R&obert Ondrejka, Eva Slepeck&a, Anna Ondrejkov&a,  Judit Süli, Serena Pošiv&akov&a, Zdenek Ben&išek, Mari&an Prokeš. "Survey of the feline AIDS prevalence in the Slovak Republic." Journal of Clinical Immunology and Immunopathology Research 1, no. 1 (2009): 001-006.
MLA Roacute;bert Ondrejka, et al. "Survey of the feline AIDS prevalence in the Slovak Republic." Journal of Clinical Immunology and Immunopathology Research 1.1 (2009): 001-006.
   
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