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Feline Panleukopaenia

By John Morgan | Dated February 7, 2018

Feline panleukopaenia (also known as “feline parvovirus”, “feline enteritis” or more recently “cat plague”) has has been receiving a lot of press coverage lately. The virus that causes this disease can survive in the environment for years. Sydney experienced a similar outbreak 12 months ago. This outbreak, however, is confined to Greater Metropolitan Melbourne and poses little risk to cats in Sydney. Click here to read more about the current Victorian epidemic.

Feline enteritis has a mortality rate of 90% in infected kittens and is preventable with the use of vaccinations. While adult cats are very rarely infected with the disease, herd health (or vaccinating the entire population of cats) is vital to help eradicate the disease.

Please call (02) 9498 3000 to make an appointment if your cat is not vaccinated.

If you have any questions regarding this information please feel free to ring and discuss this matter with our staff.  We can also help you with any other questions you have.

John Morgan
Written by John Morgan

John first started with Gordon Vet Hospital back in 2004 as a weekend Nurse while studying Veterinary Science. When he graduated he worked in Goulburn for a few years before spending 2 years doing locum work through Canada. John returned to Australia in 2013 and came back to Gordon Vet Hospital. John completed his postgraduate studies in Small Animal Practice in 2013 and in 2015 gained Membership to the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Small Animal Surgery.

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