Detection of feline Parvovirus (FPV) from Cats infected with Enteritis Using rapid test and Polymerase Chain Reaction in Iraq


Feline Parvovirus (FPV) had a substantial outcome on cats at various ages. This study considered being the first in Iraq focused on detection of the virus in cats with diarrhea at different age groups in some Iraqi provinces. The present study, involved a collectin of 84 fecal samples or intestinal fecal samples from an infected cats (stray and pet). These specimens were checked for detection of presence or absence the viral antigen. The checking procedure was included using the rapid antigen test kit (Anigen, Korea) and ready Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) kit (Santiago, Chile) to detect the virus antigen and specific genes. In addition to that, the hematological parameters had been realized. The current results show the 32 (38%) and 43 (51. 1%) were positive in rapid test and PCR, respectively. The hematological results showed 75 (89. 2%) have leukopenia. It was concluded from current study that the FPV was detected and distributed between cats of Iraq. Also, its showed that the stray cats play an important role in distribution of disease in fields.