FIP bibliography

PCR assessment + Cat Serology

Bordetella bronchiseptica

Feline bornavirus



Feline coronavirus and FIP

Cryptosporidium sp.



Giardia sp.

Blood hemoplasms

Feline herpesvirus


Mycoplasma felis

Parvovirus (panleucopénie/typhus)

Salmonella sp.


Toxoplasma gondii

Tritrichomonas foetus

Typing of carnivore parvoviruses

Bordetella bronchiseptica

Test indications

  • Diagnostic de bordetellose in cats with clinical signs (of variable intensity and combining acute or chronic cough, hyperthermia, sneezing, eye discharge, possibly severe pneumonia generally in kittens less than 10 weeks old)
  • Detection of asymptomatic carriers (particularly in the community if clinical cases): introduction of future breeders…

Test characteristics

Samples to be taken

  • Respiratory signs: nasal and oropharyngeal cells with a cytobrush or with a dry swab.
  • Deep respiratory signs: tracheal/airway swabs, tracheobronchial or bronchoalveolar wash fluid on EDTA tube or dry tube.
  • Determination of status of asymptomatic animals : nasal and oropharyngeal cells with a cytobrush or with a dry swab.
  • Collect if possible before initiating antibiotic treatment, including local.

Interpretation of the result

  • Negative result : absence of the bacteria or quantity below the detection threshold of the technique.
  • Positive result : presence of the bacteria in the sample. If the quantity of bacteria is very low, we indicate this to you on the analysis report. Positive results must be interpreted in the clinical context and according to the duration of development and possible treatments. The Scanelis test allows a quantitative evaluation of the load and therefore better precision in the interpretation of the results.
    Interpretation in a clinical context is quite easy because the Carrying rate in cat communities is quite low. It varies in Europe from 1.3% in catteries free of respiratory signs to 5% in communities where cats present clinical signs. In addition, bacterial loads are low in asymptomatic animals. Although there are no shelter studies in Europe for this pathogen, we can assume that carriage is higher in this type of community, particularly if young dogs are also present (19% of shelters in the USA are are found to be infected).
  • Recent or ongoing antibiotic treatment at the time of collection may modify the sensitivity of the test and/or the bacterial load.
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