Synopsis • bordetella bronchiseptica (bb) is a primary pathogen of domestic cats, • zoonotic infections have been incidentally recorded in the literature. What causes feline bordetella infection?
The organism of the cat is in charge of eliminating this bacterium through the oral and nasal secretions and it is through these same secretions that another cat can be infected.
Bordetella infection in cats. Good cattery practice (particularly good hygiene practices and the reduction of stress in cats) is an important aid in the prevention of urtd in cats. Bordetella bronchiseptica is related to bordetella pertussis, which is. Its epidemiology, pathogenesis, and clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic features.
Dawson s, jones d, mccracken c m et al (2000) bordetella bronchiseptica infection in cats following contact with infected dogs. In addition, cats with bordetellosis may shed the bacteria for at least 19 weeks after initial infection, so be sure to isolate your animal from other cats. Feline bordetella is caused by the bacteria bordetella bronchiseptica.
The document has moved here. • the bacterium is shed in oral and nasal secretions of infected cats. This bacterium can be a cause of upper respiratory disease in cats, but is mainly a problem where cats are kept together in large groups such as rescue shelters and some breeding households.
Unvaccinated cats, cats that are under stress, and cats that are immunosuppressed because of conditions such as feline leukemia virus (felv) or feline immunodeficiency virus (fiv) are also at greater risk. The best way to prevent this type of infection is to vaccinate your cat against bordetella. The bacteria can often survive for a couple of weeks on surfaces, so it’s important to clean and disinfect feeding bowls and bedding if you’re dealing with.
The bacterium is susceptible to common disinfectants. Feline bordetella is a contagious respiratory infection of cats. The symptoms of the disease can be mistaken for a wide variety of other upper respiratory illness in cats or can be overlooked entirely.
All cats can suffer from bordetella although it is much more common in those cats that live with others felines in overcrowded conditions, for example, in an animal shelter. The disease has a high morbidity but low mortality and is diagnosed in individual pets as well as in group. The bacteria that causes the infection is considered zoonotic, which means it can be transmitted from animals to humans.
Comparative analysis of the genome sequences of bordetella pertussis, bordetella parapertussis and bordetella bronchiseptica.nat genet. This article reviews current knowledge on the organism; Cats with severe b bronchiseptica infection require supportive therapy and intensive nursing care.
References parkhill j ,sebaihia m ,preston a , et al. Bordetella bronchiseptica is a common cause of respiratory infection in dogs and cats. Feline bordetella bronchiseptica infection had received little consideration until recent years when it has been increasingly documented in association with respiratory disease.
In acute cases of infection in young cats, antiviral drugs may help treat lesions on the cornea and upper respiratory signs. Treatment of bordetella bronchiseptica infection in cats. • the bacterium is susceptible to common.
Until now prevention of feline upper respiratory tract disease (urtd) has been limited to cattery management. The disease is highly contagious and easily spread between cats and other companion animals. Binns s h, dawson s, speakman a j et al (1999) prevalence and risk factors for feline bordetella bronchiseptica infection.
Prevention and control of bordetella bronchiseptica infection in cats. Bordetella (bd) is a highly infectious disease which causes kennel cough in dogs. Cleaning ocular and nasal discharges from cats with bordetella bronchiseptica infection is an important nursing consideration.
Bordetella infection in cats is a bacterial disease that most often results in upper respiratory issues. The disease spreads quickly, especially among cats in shelters and young kittens. It is sensible to consider b bronchiseptica as a rare cause of zoonotic infections.
The disease is caused by the bacteria bordetella bronchiseptica and can be a primary cause of respiratory disease in cats or it may run as a concurrent infection with viral infections such as calicivirus and feline herpesvirus. Bordetella bronchiseptica infection in cats. Apart from general measures, antibiotic therapy should be considered for the treatment of upper respiratory tract disease (urtd) in cats.
Bronchiseptica infection is an upper respiratory infection that can cause typical respiratory symptoms in cats. Bordetella treatment to diagnose bordetella, your vet swabs your cat's throat and cultures the material. Cats in multicat homes, cat shelters, breeders and catteries are at risk from bordetella bronchiseptica and urtd due to the effects of stress.
Bronchispetica) is a bacterium that can cause disease in a number of animals, and also rarely in humans. Prevention is the best protection vaccinating is the best way of protecting against bordetella bronchiseptica.