Molecular Investigation of Feline Calicivirus In Cats in the City of Mosul
Iraqi Journal of Veterinary Sciences,
The study included 200 cats of different ages, genders, types of breeding, source, vaccination programs, as well as health status. They were examined clinically and traditionally and recorded clinical signs appearing on them, and swabs were collected from the conjunctiva of the eye and the pharyngeal area. for the purpose of investigating of viral nucleic acid from collected swabs then extracting RNA from the swabs and then converting it to a cDNA molecule, and then detecting the open reading template gene 2 through the use of the primer for this within the polymerase chain reaction technique that was applied., the Molecular method was found that the highest rate of infection in oropharyngeal swabs compared with conjugtival swabs and it was found in highest percentage of infection in the age group less than 6 months, and the rate of infection decreased with age.. and in cats indoors management as well as imported ones. While vaccinated cats recorded the highest rate of infection with the feline calicivirus,.in conclusion feline calicivirus affected the cats in Mosul, Iraq..
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