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Volume 25(3), Autumn 2015

Commissioned paper

Role of Retroviruses

in Feline Lymphoma


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How do they compare?

Lymphoma is the most common haematopoietic tumour of cats, and feline retrovirus infection is a known risk factor for the development of lymphoma. Three retroviruses have been identified in domestic cats: Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), feline leukaemia virus (FeLV) and feline foamy virus (FeFV), which was previously known as feline syncytium-forming virus (FeSFV). All have a globally widespread distribution but differ in their potential to cause disease. Feline foamy virus is a spumavirus and not associated with clinical disease, including tumour development. ...


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