Monday, October 24, 2011

Seized cats strickened with feline AIDS

The RSPCA said the cats were suffering from a range of untreated conditions including fight-wound abscesses, infectious diarrhoea, skin diseases, poor body weight and poor socialisation.
Almost half the adult cats also tested positive to feline AIDS and chief inspector Simon Richards said it was "highly likely" the suburban Chandlers Hill breeder, Glynne Sutcliffe, was selling cats already infected.
Chief veterinarian Brad Ward said feline AIDS was an incurable and infectious disease that was easily spread between cats through contact with saliva and bite wounds.
"While there is no cure, cats (with the disease) can live for many years, especially if they are given prompt medical attention when necessary and with supporting care," Dr Ward said..."  More

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