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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:6, June, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(6): 1800-1806

Pathomorphological and Molecular Studies on an Outbreak of Feline Parvo Viral Infection in a Colony of Cats
N. Jayanthi1*, R. Saahithya1, N. Pazhanivel1, C. Balachandran2, G. V. Sudhakar Rao1, M. Parthiban3 and K. Vijayarani3
1Department of Veterinary Pathology, Madras Veterinary College, TANUVAS, Chennai – 7, Tamil Nadu, India
2Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai – 51, Tamil Nadu, India
3Department of Animal Biotechnology, Madras Veterinary College, TANUVAS, Chennai –7, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author

Sudden death was reported in a colony of cats of which four were brought for necropsy with suspicion for poisoning. All the carcasses showed dehydration and petechial haemorrhages in the conjunctival mucous membrane. Two cats showed epistaxis. Abdominal cavity contained about 20 to 100 mL of sero-sanguineous fluid. Thickened intestinal wall with grey white mucus mixed contents and miliary grey white foci seen in the mucosa. Meningeal blood vessels were congested. Microscopical examination revealed degenerative changes, sloughed necrotic epithelial cells in the lumen, stunted and blunt villi with dilatation and elongation of the crypts and necrosis of the enterocytes in the intestines. Congestion noticed on the lamina propria and muscular layer. Degenerative and necrotic changes of epithelial cells with focal dilatation were seen in the intestinal crypts. Lymphoid cell depletion and necrosis were observed in the lymph nodes. The above findings were suspicious for feline parvo viral infection which was confirmed by conventional PCR.

Keywords: Cats, Feline Parvo Virus, pathomorphology, molecular study, leukopoenia

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Jayanthi N., R. Saahithya, N. Pazhanivel, C. Balachandran, G. V. Sudhakar Rao, M. Parthiban and Vijayarani K. 2018. Pathomorphological and Molecular Studies on an Outbreak of Feline Parvo Viral Infection in a Colony of Cats.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(6): 1800-1806. doi:
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