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Pertaining or relating to cats.
[L. felis, cat]


(fē′līn) [L. feles, cat]
Concerning cats.


of, or pertaining to, members of the family Felidae. See also cat.

feline agranulocytosis
see feline panleukopenia (below).
feline actinic dermatitis
see solar dermatitis.
feline ataxia
called also feline cerebellar ataxia; see feline panleukopenia (below).
feline atypical mycobacterial granulomas
see opportunist mycobacterial granuloma.
feline autonomic polyganglionopathy
see feline dysautonomia.
feline calicivirus
see feline calicivirus infection.
feline cerebellar ataxia
see feline panleukopenia (below).
feline corneal necrosis
see corneal sequestrum.
feline cowpox
see cowpox.
feline distemper
see feline panleukopenia (below).
feline endocrine alopecia
see feline acquired symmetric alopecia.
feline enteric coronavirus (FECV)
see feline enteric coronavirus.
feline enteritis
see feline panleukopenia (below).
feline granulomatous disease
see feline infectious peritonitis (below).
feline herpesvirus
the cause of feline viral rhinotracheitis.
feline immunodeficiency virus
a common lentivirus infection of cats considered to share many features in common with human immunodeficiency virus and human AIDS. Initial infection is accompanied by fever and lymphadenopathy which is followed by a long (several years) incubation period and then the gradual onset of a wide range of clinical signs that include fever, lymphadenopathy, anemia, lethargy, weight loss and nonspecific behavioral changes. Secondary bacterial, fungal and protozoal infections are common in more advanced stages. Cat bite wounds and saliva contribute to horizontal spread; there is a higher incidence of FIV antibody in male than female cats.
feline inappropriate elimination
see elimination behavior.
feline infectious anemia (FIA)
a hemolytic anemia caused by the red blood cell parasite, Mycoplasma haemofelis. Infected cats experience a progressive, usually cyclic, decrease in numbers of red blood cells, weight loss, splenomegaly and occasionally icterus. The causative agent can be demonstrated in blood smears. Called also hemobartonellosis.
feline infectious peritonitis (FIP)
a progressive disease of the domestic cat and other Felidae caused by a coronavirus. The disease is characterized by an insidious onset, fever, weight loss, and any of a wide variety of clinical signs reflecting the highly variable distribution of vasculitis, granulomatous lesions and effusions. Immune complexes are believed to be important in the pathogenesis of this disease. In the wet form, there are peritoneal or pleural effusions, or both. In the dry form, typical pyogranulomas occur in almost any location. Anemia, hypergammaglobulinemia and elevated antibody titer to coronavirus assist in making a diagnosis. Called also feline granulomatous disease, feline infectious vasculitis.
feline infectious vasculitis
see feline infectious peritonitis (above).
feline influenza
see feline viral respiratory disease complex (below).
feline keratitis nigra
see corneal sequestrum.
feline lentivirus infection
see feline immunodeficiency virus (above).
feline leprosy
a granulomatous skin disease of cats believed to be associated with Mycobacterium lepraemurium infection. Single or multiple, sometimes ulcerated, lesions occur most often on the face, head or legs. Believed to be caused by contact with rodents.
feline leukemia virus (FeLV)
an oncornavirus, antigenically related to other leukemia viruses; exists in three subtypes, A, B and C. Subclinical infection occurs in many cats, but some become persistently viremic carriers, shedding the virus in saliva and urine. The virus causes neoplastic (lymphosarcoma and other lymphoid tumors and myeloproliferative disease) and many non-neoplastic (bone marrow suppression, including nonregenerative anemia, thymic atrophy and immunosuppression) diseases and is associated with reproductive failure, glomerulonephritis and autoimmune hemolytic anemia. The immunosuppression predisposes to a very wide spectrum of disease, particularly the infectious agents of feline infectious anemia, feline infectious peritonitis, viral respiratory disease, stomatitis, abscess, etc.
feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD)
see feline urological syndrome (below).
feline mammary fibroadenomatosis
see feline mammary hypertrophy.
feline mammary fibroadenomatous hyperplasia
see feline mammary hypertrophy.
feline mammary fibroepithelial hyperplasia
see feline mammary hypertrophy.
feline mammary hypertrophy
see feline mammary hypertrophy.
feline obstructive uropathy
see feline urological syndrome (below).
feline oncornavirus cell membrane antigen (FOCMA)
see feline oncornavirus cell membrane antigen.
feline panleukopenia (FPL)
an acute disease, particularly of young cats, caused by feline parvovirus. Clinical signs are depression, vomiting, diarrhea and marked dehydration. There is a panleukopenia of varying severity that aids in diagnosis. Intrauterine or perinatal infection may cause fetal death, abortion, neonatal deaths, and a degeneration of the external layer of the cerebellum that results in a cerebellar ataxia in surviving kittens. Most infections are subclinical, but in clinical cases mortality is high. The disease can be prevented by vaccination at an early age. All felids, mustelids and procyonids are also susceptible to feline panleukopenia virus infection.
feline parvovirus
see feline panleukopenia (above).
feline picornavirus
see feline calicivirus infection.
feline pneumonitis
infection by Chlamydophila felis causes a chronic, often recurrent, conjunctivitis and infrequently lower respiratory disease. See also feline viral respiratory disease complex (below).
feline restraint bag
a bag made of heavy canvas, about 12 in × 6 in with zippers at strategic points so that a cat can be popped in, with its head free, and one limb at a time exteriorized.
feline retroviral test
tests for feline leukemia virus and feline immunodeficiency virus; combined tests are available.
feline rhinotracheitis
see feline viral rhinotracheitis.
feline sarcoma virus (FeSV)
a recombinant virus in the family Retroviridae formed from feline leukemia virus and cat cellular DNA onc gene sequences. It is the cause of multicentric fibrosarcomas in cats.
feline spongiform encephalopathy (FSE)
the counterpart of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) and caused by the same agent. Infection occurs by ingestion of infected cat food. The mean age at onset is 6 (2-10) years with a gradual onset of clinical signs including behavioral changes, hindlimb ataxia, inability to judge distances, hypermetria, hyperesthesia and altered grooming.
feline syncytia-forming virus (FeSFV)
see foaming virus, retroviridae.
feline T-lymphotropic virus
an earlier name for feline immunodeficiency virus (above).
feline ulcerative stomatitis
an inflammatory disease of the oral mucosa, particularly the fauces, hard palate, gingiva and gums. The cause is unknown, but feline calicivirus is sometimes isolated, and immunosuppression may predispose.
feline upper respiratory disease (FURD)
see feline viral respiratory disease complex (below).
feline urological syndrome (FUS)
a collection of clinical signs which typically includes hematuria, dysuria, and partial or complete obstruction of the urinary tract by uroliths, microcalculi or excessive amounts of struvite crystals. The cause is unknown but appears to be multifactorial, with mineral and water content of the diet, urinary pH and water turnover having some effect on the development of the disease. Called also the fat, lazy cat syndrome.
feline viral respiratory disease complex
mild to severe upper respiratory infection characterized by a high morbidity, low mortality, fever, ocular and nasal discharges, sneezing, coughing and ulcerations of the tongue. Feline herpesvirus and feline calicivirus are the most common etiological agents, occurring with about equal frequency; rarely Chlamydophila felis or mycoplasmas are involved. It is often not possible to identify the causative agent on the basis of clinical signs, but in general calicivirus is associated with a milder illness, marked by ulcerations of the tongue, lips, nasal philtrum, and sometimes skin, while feline herpesvirus causes a more severe disease with sneezing, coughing and ocular lesions that include chemosis, keratitis and corneal ulceration. Lower respiratory disease occasionally occurs, most often in kittens. Vaccines are available to prevent these infections. See also feline calicivirus infection, feline viral rhinotracheitis. Called also cat flu, feline influenza.
feline viral rhinotracheitis (FVR)
see feline viral rhinotracheitis.

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