Monday, August 6, 2007

Fatal Infection Affecting Mississippi Cats

For any one with kitties in the Mississippi (USA) area.

Veterinarians at Mississippi State University are urging cat owners to practice effective tick control on their pets after the emergence of a parasitic blood infection they call a “death sentence.”

After examining the unexplained deaths of several cats in the state, the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine’s Animal Health Center revealed that their death was due to an infection called cytauxzoonosis.

There's more information at Fatal Infection Affecting Mississippi Cats, and Fatal infection threatens Miss. cats.

Via Itchmo.

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Anonymous said...

Thank you for letting us know about this.

Bad Kitty Cats & Megan said...

Oh we are 10 minutes from Mississippi we are checking this out! We are glad to find this - just in case.

Sending hugs and love to you all and purrs!