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Developing Tests for Viruses that Cause Stomach Distress in Cats

Astroviruses are suspected to cause sickness in cats, especially young cats in shelters. This study looks for novel astroviruses in cats in order to identify associations between blood concentrations of the viruses and clinical signs, such as diarrhea, and to develop more rapid and inexpensive testing for these viruses. These tools will help veterinarians better diagnose and manage astrovirus infections in cats.

D13FE-009
Dr. James F. X. Wellehan, University of Florida