FIV (Feline immunodeficiency virus)

Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) is a member of the Retroviridae family. This virus is not very stable in the environment, so close contact between cats is necessary for transmission. The virus is transmitted by biting (saliva), sexual contact, intrauterine or via breast milk. FIV attacks the lymphoid tissues, leading to immunodeficiency and the development of chronic, difficult-to-treat secondary infections, neoplasia (lymphoma) and eventually complete immune system failure.

Contact

MVDr. Roman Masopust
+420 770 118 901
roman.masopust@svupraha.cz

Description

Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) testing uses specific PCR methods for virus detection and specific NIFR methods for antibody detection.

Molecular biology

RNDr. Alexander Nagy, Ph.D.
+420 770 118 897
alexander.nagy@svupraha.cz

Molecular biology

Ing. Lenka Černíková, Ph.D
+420 770 118 896
lenka.cernikova@svupraha.cz

Information and Results

+420 251 031 704
+420 251 031 302
ester.kucerova@svupraha.cz

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