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Online Journal of Veterinary Research©
(Including Medical and Laboratory Research)
Volume 27 (4): 212-216, 2023.
Feline parvovirus and cerebellar hypoplasia.
Baharak Akhtardanesh, Bahador Shojaei, Reza Kheirandish, Nasrin Askari
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Iran
Akhtardanesh B, Shojaei B, Kheirandish R, Askari N., Feline parvovirus and cerebellar hypoplasia, Onl J Vet Res., 27 (4): 212-216, 2023. Signs, pathology and imaging of intrauterine parvoviral infection and cerebellar hypoplasia in a 45 day old female kitten are reported. We noted, ataxia, dysmetria, tremors and by tomography radiolucent areas in cerebellum. Authors suspected congenital panleukopenia and animals was euthanized. Microscopy revealed prominent cerebellar hypoplasia, segmental loss of the external and internal granular layer and reduced purkinje cells. Amplification of parvovirus DNA confirmed our diagnosis.
Key Words: Congenital cerebellar hypoplasia, Cat, CT scan, Panleukopenia.