Bobcat Fever

Bobcat fever, or cytauxzoonosis, is a deadly tickborne disease that not only affects wild cats, but can threaten our housecats as well. As the tick responsible for transmitting bobcat fever has spread across the country in recent years, so has the disease. Fortunately, a recently developed method of treatment for bobcat fever has greatly increased survival rates for cats infected with the disease. In this podcast, Dr. Leah Cohn, professor of small animal internal medicine at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, discusses bobcat fever and the new treatment protocol, which she helped develop.