In Cats Infected With Feline Herpesvirus Type-1 (FHV-1) Does Treatment With Famciclovir Result in a Reduction of Respiratory and Ocular Clinical Signs?

  • Jacqueline Cole University of Bristol Senate House, Tyndall Ave, Bristol BS8 1TH



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Clinical bottom line

Based on the current available evidence, famciclovir may have a positive effect on reducing respiratory and ocular clinical signs of feline herpesvirus type-1 (FHV-1) disease, however further research is needed before famciclovir can be routinely recommended as part of a treatment protocol for this disease.

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Author Biography

Jacqueline Cole, University of Bristol Senate House, Tyndall Ave, Bristol BS8 1TH

Junior Clinical Training Scholar, School of Veterinary Sciences, University of Bristol


Malik, R. Lessels, et al (2009) Treatment of feline herpesvirus-1 associated disease in cats with famciclovir and related drugs. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 11 (1), pp. 40-48.

Thomasy, S.M. et al (2011) Evaluation of orally administered famciclovir in cats experimentally infected with feline herpesvirus type-1. American Journal of Veterinary Research, 72 (1), pp. 85-95.

Thomasy, S.M. (2016) Oral administration of famciclovir for treatment of spontaneous ocular, respiratory, or dermatologic disease attributed to feline herpesvirus type 1: 59 cases (2006-2013). Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 249 (5), pp. 526-538.





Vol. 2 No. 3 (2017): The third issue of 2017

Section: Knowledge Summaries

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