NR 2/2012 ART. 43

Dr David Gould

Reprint with written permission by SAGE Publications LTD.
The oryginal version of this paper has been published in Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery.
May 2011, 13(5), 333-346 doi 10.1016/j.jfms2011.03.010 URL http//intl-jfm.sagepub.com

Case notes 1

A 3yo neutered female domestic shorthair cat is presented for evaluation of a left ocular abnormality (see Figure i). The cat is a confirmed FHV-1 carrier (by PCR from a previously taken conjunctival swab taken) but is otherwise healthy and has no active signs of upper respiratory tract disease. The owner reports that the eye condition was first noticed around 3 weeks previously and that it has gradually progressed since that time.

No signs of ocular discomfort have been noted and the other eye is unaffected.

a). Describe the lesions seen.

b). What is the most likely diagnosis in this case and how could it be confirmed?

c). What is the usual treatment for this condition, and what is the concern about instigating such therapy in this particular case?

Odpowiedź jest w dalszej części e-kwartalnika.

Case notes 2

A 6yo neutered female Persian cat is presented for assessment of a painful right eye of two week’s duration (see Figures ii, iii). The cat has a history of recurrent right corneal ulceration but has been previously tested negative for FHV-1 by PCR from corneal swabs. However, her sibling housemate is a known FHV-1 carrier (by PCR from a previously taken conjunctival swab.

a). Describe the ocular abnormalities shown in Figures ii and iii.

b). What is your diagnosis?

c). What treatment options should be considered in this case?

Odpowiedź jest w dalszej części e-kwartalnika.