By their calculations, haplotype V is at least 60,000 years old, which means the ancestors of domestic cats
had already encountered a primitive version of FIV long before cats were domesticated about 10,000 years ago.
If we are to successfully reduce the number of wildlife deaths caused by domestic cats
, the study suggests that we should use cat welfare as a method of encouraging cat owners to get involved.
Of the 29 isolates derived from feline-associated cases, 28 were associated with domestic cats
and 1 involved a feral cat (Figure).
In turn, this will prevent quite so many domestic cats
contributing to the feral population which poses a greater threat to wildlife.
of Pennsylvania) present the first textbook on the cardiology of domestic cats
Clear, bright, colorful illustrations by Susan Detwiler provide vivid images of both the wild and domestic cats
discussed in the text.
There are around 400 wildcats left in the Highlands and the embryologist believes the project - using eggs from domestic cats
- will help save the species.
Meanwhile, shadow rural affairs minister Antoinette Sandbach has written to Mr Griffiths highlighting the growing incidence of bovine TB in non-bovine species such as pigs, sheep and domestic cats
Powerfully built and considerably larger than domestic cats
, these are the rare wildcats of Scotland - and they are under threat.
Gamekeepers are so keen to ensure as many as possible are available for shooting that they set snares as a form of "pest control", despite the fact they often catch domestic cats
and dogs, and other non-target species.
gondii infections in a number of avian species where domestic cats
(Felis catus) have been introduced.
The black and white domestic cats
, aged about six weeks, were discovered outside Animal Aid on County Road, Walton.
Once found across the British mainland, habitat loss and inter-breeding with domestic cats
has led to numbers falling dramatically, with a small population still clinging on in Scotland.
As a result of the parasitic symbiosis between domestic cats
(Felis catus) and the protozoan Toxoplasma gondii, unborn infants and immunocompromised individuals may be exposed to toxoplasmosis.
So-called "savannah" cats are a cross between domestic cats
and an African wildcat known as the serval.