Felines: Common Diseases, Clinical Outcomes and Developments in Veterinary Healthcare


Colleen Kevins (Editor)

Series: Animal Science, Issues and Research
BISAC: SCI070000

Cats, with a global population estimated at 600 million, are considered the most popular pets worldwide, and are adapted to all the environments and to different lifestyles. We can distinguish different types of cat populations, according to their living, which raise different concerns on respect to neutering or contraception. Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) was the first retrovirus isolated in domestic cats, and the infection is associated with a wide variety of clinical syndromes, including feline acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS or fAIDS).

Inflammatory diseases of the oral cavity are common feline medical conditions and are associated with infectious agents such as Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV), FeLV, herpesvirus (FHV-1) and calicivirus (FCV). The most common oral diseases in cats are gingivostomatitis, periodontal disease, tooth resorption and chronic periapical lesion by the canine tooth fracture. This book discusses the common diseases, clinical outcomes and developments in the veterinary healthcare of felines.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – The Role of Cortisol in Feline Retrovirosis (pp. 1-46)
Esperanza Gomez-Lucia, J. German Tejerizo, Juan Carlos Illera, Gema Silvan, Guadalupe Miró, Sonsoles Martín and Ana Doménech (Department of Animal Health; Department of Animal Physiology; Department of Animal Medicine and Surgery. Veterinary Faculty. Complutense University of Madrid, Spain)
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Chapter 2 – New Approaches for Hormonal Contraception in Female Cats (pp. 47-68)
Paulo Borges, Alain Fontbonne and Rita Payan-Carreira (CERCA, ENVA, Maisons Alfort, France, and others)

Chapter 3 – Feline Immunodeficiency Virus Infection (pp. 69-90)
Sheila de Oliveira Medeiros and Julia Pierucci (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro-UFRJ – Rio de Janeiro-RJ, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 4 – Feline Oral Diseases (pp. 91-98)
Rita de Cassia da Silva Costa (Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro)

Chapter 5 – Melatonin as a New Therapeutic Strategy for Feline Uveitis Treatment (pp. 99-128)
María José Del Sole, Ruth E. Rosenstein and Pablo H. Sande (Small Animal Teaching Hospital, Clinic Department, School of Veterinary Science, National University of the Center of Buenos Aires Province, Tandil, CIVETAN/CONICET, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, and others)



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