Vaccination of immunocompromised cats

Hartmann, K. et al. (2022) Vaccination of immunocompromised cats. Viruses, 14(5), 923. (doi: 10.3390/v14050923)

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Immunocompromise is a common condition in cats, especially due to widespread infections with immunosuppressive viruses, such as feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and feline leukaemia virus (FeLV), but also due to chronic non-infectious diseases, such as tumours, diabetes mellitus, and chronic kidney disease, as well as treatment with immunosuppressive drugs, such as glucocorticoids, cyclosporins, or tumour chemotherapy. In this review, the European Advisory Board on Cat Diseases (ABCD), a scientifically independent board of experts in feline medicine from eleven European countries, discusses the current knowledge and rationale for vaccination of immunocompromised cats. So far, there are few data available on vaccination of immunocompromised cats, and sometimes studies produce controversial results. Thus, this guideline summarizes the available scientific studies and fills in the gaps with expert opinion, where scientific studies are missing. Ultimately, this review aims to help veterinarians with their decision-making in how best to vaccinate immunocompromised cats.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:ABCD Europe gratefully acknowledges the support of Boehringer Ingelheim (the founding sponsor of the ABCD), Virbac, and IDEXX.
Keywords:Feline, immunocompromise, immunosuppression, immunodeficiency, vaccine, efficacy, safety, duration of immunity, DOI.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hosie, Professor Margaret
Authors: Hartmann, K., Möstl, K., Lloret, A., Thiry, E., Addie, D. D., Belák, S., Boucraut-Baralon, C., Egberink, H., Frymus, T., Hofmann-Lehmann, R., Lutz, H., Marsilio, F., Pennisi, M. G., Tasker, S., Truyen, U., and Hosie, M. J.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Infection & Immunity > Centre for Virus Research
Journal Name:Viruses
ISSN (Online):1999-4915
Published Online:28 April 2022
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2022 The Authors
First Published:First published in Viruses 14(5): 923
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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