Feline calicivirus (FCV) is highly contagious and widespread in the general cat population. The virus is shed predominantly in oral and nasal secretions in acute phase, when cats show symptoms including fever, conjunctivitis, nasal discharge, sneezing, and oral ulceration. During recovery, many cats continue shedding, until at least 30 days post-infection, only a few for several years (Wardley, 1976). Disease prevalence is proportional to the number of cats in the household, with the highest prevalence usually seen where large groups are accommodated together (Wardley et al., 1974).
The PetNADTM FCV Detection Kit, which applies iiPCR (insulated isothermal PCR), is a newly developed nucleic acid diagnostic product. With the compatible instrument--POCKITTM, the Nucleic Acid Analyzer, Feline Calicivirus PCR detection can be done within 1 hour! This system is compact, fast and easy; it is perfectly suitable for small animal diseases detection for veterinary clinics use.