The rapid test for detection of FIV in cats.
For the simple and fast on-site detection of FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) antibodies in serum, plasma or whole blood of cats.
The Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV), also known as cat AIDS, is a frequently occurring virus diseases in cats, which damage or destroys the immune system. The Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) belongs to the class of retroviruses, especially to the subfamily of lentiviruses. FIV may cause symptoms such as poor coat, continuous fever and loss of appetite. You can distinguish clinical symptoms caused by FIV itself, such as neurological symptoms, and symptoms due to secondary infections.
The Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) is spread worldwide. Like nearly all lentiviruses FIV also occurs mainly cell-associated and is only infectious in the outside world for a short period. Transmittance takes place by parenteral inoculation of virus-containing cells in the bloodstream of a healthy cat. Nearly 100% transfer probability is given through a bite from an infected cat. It should be noted that antibody formation begins only after two weeks, initially with the appearance of env-specific, then with gag-specific antibodies.
Because of similar clinical symptoms to FIV in suspected cases, a combined screening test is recommended, such as the Fassisi FeLFIV, which can detect both pathogens individually with only one rapid test device.