FHV1 Feline Herpes Virus


Tests turnaround : 1-3 days or Express 1 day
Breeds : Many breeds, see product description
Samples : Oropharyngeal swab, or Nasal swab, or Eye swab

SKU: fhv1-feline-herpes-virus Category:
Positive: the pathogen has been detected in the sample provided. Negative: the pathogen has not been detected in the sample provided.

What is FHV1 Feline Herpes Virus ?

The Feline Herpes Virus provoke a ubiquitous disease. It is a major cause of upper respiratory infection in cats. The main symptoms are ocular secretions, nasal secretions, conjunctivitis and pharyngitis.
The virus is transmitted by salivary contact or by nasal and ocular secretions. The cats therefore transmit the virus when they share the same bowls and litter.
The virus remains permanently in the cat even if it has no more symptoms because the virus persists in the nerve cells.

What kind of sample is required ?

The swab must be done on the upper respiratory tract and in the eye if eye secretions occurred. The swab of the upper respiratory can be oropharyngeal swab or nasal swab.

Available breeds for the test : FHV1 Feline Herpes Virus

The following breeds are recognized :
  • Abyssin
  • American Curl
  • American Shorthair
  • American Wirehair
  • Angora Turc
  • Asian
  • Autre Race
  • Balinais
  • Bengal
  • Bleu Russe
  • Bobtail Americain
  • Bobtail Des Kouriles
  • Bobtail Japonais
  • Bombay
  • British Longhair
  • British Shorthair
  • Burmese Americain
  • Burmese Anglais
  • Burmilla
  • Californian Rex
  • Californian Spangled
  • Ceylan
  • Chartreux
  • Chausie
  • Cornish Rex
  • Cymric
  • Devon Rex
  • Donskoy
  • Europeen
  • Exotic Shorthair
  • German Rex
  • Havana Brown
  • Highland Fold
  • Highland Straight
  • 35 other breeds are available. Display all these breeds.

Certificate example for the test : FHV1 Feline Herpes Virus

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David Gould: FELINE HERPESVIRUS-1 Ocular manifestations,diagnosis and treatment options, Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery (2011) 13, 333–346

SE Andrew, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida: Ocular manifestations of feline herpesvirus, Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery (2001) 3, 9–16


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