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Diarrhoea in the cat in the shelter environment

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Abstract

Diarrhoea is a frequent presenting or developing problem in cats at shelters, especially on or soon after arrival. This chapter covers: normal faecal patterns and diarrhoea, diarrhoea in context of the shelter environment, history taking, clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment, management and prevention, and approach to an outbreak of diarrhoea.

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13.1 The Cats Protection Faeces Grading System. (© Cats Protection)
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13.2 Profile of faecal consistency in a UK shelter cat population. Data are from a cross-sectional study of 1686 faecal samples scored using the Cats Protection Faeces Grading System. (Data from )
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13.3 Cats Protection observation sheet. (© Cats Protection)
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13.7 Microscopic examination of faecal samples is a rapid, inexpensive and informative assessment tool.

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