Feline Diseases and Resources

Cats were first domesticated over 4000 years ago and today there are over 50 different breeds. Cats are a common pet worldwide. In the U.S. approximately 85 million households have a cat; China and Russia have similar numbers. Cats provide companionship to people and help to improve physical and mental health and serve useful purposes, such as rodent or bird control. The diseases listed here are important transboundary animal diseases of felines. Some of these are zoonotic.

Feline Diseases

Acariasis
Anthrax
Aujeszky’s Disease
Avian Influenza
Botulism
Bovine Tuberculosis
Campylobacteriosis
Cat Scratch Disease
Chagas (Trypanosomiasis-American)
Chlamydiosis (Mammalian)
Coccidioidomycosis
Cryptococcosis
Cryptosporidiosis
Dermatophytosis
Echinococcosis
Ehrlichiosis
Feline Spongiform Encephalopathy
Giardiasis
Glanders
Hippobosca longipennis
Hookworms
Influenza
Ixodes ricinus
Larva Migrans
Melioidosis
Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus

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Resources and Information

Resources and Diseases by Species

Aquatic Animals Bovine
Canine Cervids
Equine Feline
Humans Non-Poultry Birds
Pocket Pets Poultry
Small Ruminants Swine