Diagnostic test for Feline Calicivirus FCV Ag for cats
Feline calicivirus (FCV) is a highly contagious pathogen. Infected cats can spread infection via the nasal, oral or conjunctival route.
Infection generally occurs through direct contact with secretions from acutely infected and carrier cats. However, the virus survives in the environment and remains infectious for up to one month on dry surfaces at room temperature, and even longer under colder conditions. Clinical signs in cats infected with FCV may develop acutely, chronically, or not at all. Acute signs of FCV include fever, conjunctivitis, nasal discharge, sneezing, lameness, and also ulceration of the mouth (stomatitis). In addition pneumonia may develop with secondary bacterial infections. The great variability of clinical signs in individual cases of FCV is related to the relative virulence of different strains of the virus. VS-FCV can cause a rapid epidemic, with a mortality rate of up to 67%. Cats severely affected by FCV infection need intensive nursing care and rehydration.
Following recovery from acute disease, most cats do not clear the infection for around 30 days, although a minority sheds virus for much longer time, possibly for life. Carrier cats may or may not show any signs of infection when they are actively shedding calicivirus and serve as an important source of infection to susceptible cats. Female cats that are carriers of this virus can pass the infection on to their newborn kittens as well.
There are no known reservoirs or alternative hosts for FCV, and humans are not susceptible to infection.
With our REDTEST Rapid Diagnostic FCV Test you can quickly detect the Feline Calicivirus infection in your cat and provide them with appropriate care and supportive treatment.
Diagnostic test for Feline Calicivirus FCV Ag
Diagnostic test contains the following components:
- REDTEST test device
- Disposable droppper
- Assay buffer
- Cotton swab
- Instruction of use