Latest surveillance report: respiratory disease 2016

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Ginger cat having chest listening to by vet using stethoscope

Our latest surveillance report has been published in the Veterinary Record. 

  • Presentation for respiratory disease comprised 1.7 per cent, 2.3 per cent and 2.5 per cent of canine, feline and rabbit consultations, respectively, between January 2014 and December 2015.
  • Coughing was the most frequent respiratory sign reported in dogs (71.1 per cent of consultations); in cats it was sneezing (42.6 per cent).
  • Mean percentage of samples testing positive for feline calicivirus (FCV) was 30.1 per cent in 2014 and 27.9 per cent in 2015.
  • January was the month with the highest percentage of FCV-positive samples in both 2014 and 2015

Access the paper here.