A Feline Tuberculosis Case


Gokalp G. , Gulbahar M. Y. , Pekmezci D., Gacar A., Soylu S. M. , Cakiroglu D., ...More

KAFKAS UNIVERSITESI VETERINER FAKULTESI DERGISI, vol.17, no.1, pp.155-157, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Title of Journal : KAFKAS UNIVERSITESI VETERINER FAKULTESI DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.155-157

Abstract

In this report, a case of generalized tuberculosis with alimentary primary focus in a two-year old cat was described. Feline tuberculosis had once reported 25 years ago in Turkey and in the world the disease is seen infrequently and only occacional epidemiologies or single cases are reported from various countries. The current epidemiology of tuberculosis in cats is still unclear. This disease is generally not included in the differential diagnosis of the clinicians dealing with cats presenting commonly seen non-spesific symptoms such as diarrhoea, fever, cough and anorexia, therefore the importance of considering tuberculosis in differential diagnosis and paying attention at precautions when taking care of cats with unknown infection was emphasized.