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The risks of distemper vaccination have become a prominent issue of late, and are worthy of discussion. It is also worth mentioning that annual vaccinations for distemper have become less common among many veterinarians, because its "just ridiculous" as reported by the AVMA and other veterinary sites. I previously had unintentionally worded the discussion as medical advice. However, I am not a veterinarian and had intended to word this as a simple statement of common beliefs among veterinarians based on articles linked in the reference section.
Bk0 removed the section that was worded as medical advice. I reworded it to be a simple statement of findings that can be verified by following the links to the colorado research summary and the AVMA vaccination site. TAsunder 14:31, 8 March 2006 (UTC)
- The reworded addition is much better and quite encyclopedic. I have no problems with it. --Bk0 (Talk) 00:41, 9 March 2006 (UTC)
Link in the article
Why does the link "Sloughing" in the article link to Slough, England? That's not the propper meaning of this word in the context.
while i do not think this article classifies as a true stub,it still needs lots of expansion,so i removed the stub template and put in an expand template.i agree that a treatment portion of the article.188.8.131.52 (talk) 16:53, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
Lead -- what?
The current lead of the article reads, "Feline panleukopenia virus (FPV), also known as Feline infectious enteritis, Feline distemper, feline ataxia, or cat plague, is a viral infection affecting cats, both domesticated and wild feline species. While often mistaken for feline distemper, the two conditions are not synonymous." What two conditions? This is very confusing. Is FPV not the same as feline distemper? If not, then why is there a redirect to FPV and not an article on feline distemper? -Jordgette [talk] 20:45, 17 December 2013 (UTC)
Name confusion with feline parvovirus and "feline distemper"
Feline panleukopenia virus (FPV), also known as Feline infectious enteritis, Feline distemper,feline ataxia, or cat plague, is a viral infection affecting cats, both domesticated and wild feline species. While often mistaken for feline distemper, the two conditions are not synonymous"
These 2 statements contradict each other and the citation given (Merck manuals) does not refer to panleukopenia as canine distemper on the page at all, so why was this written? I will correct it to reflect the citation.
From my recent lectures (2nd yr vet school student) I know Feline panleukopenia virus = feline parvovirus, I haven't studied about feline distemper but some large Felidae (big cat species) are susceptible to canine distemper so maybe this is the cause of the confusion?
Also the second citation doesn't seem a good source of information for a scientific wiki article when the Merck manual is available online with a whole page on it, though it may be helpful for people with less knowledge trying to find out more. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wolfdash (talk • contribs) 02:23, 10 January 2015
“Feline distemper” redirects here, but the article says they are not the same thing. Should feline distemper have an article of its own? Or, if the virii are related, then feline distemper should have a detailed section on it. Bwrs (talk) 23:44, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
This is still confusing, and I suspect something must be incorrect. Feline distemper redirects to this article, feline panleukopenia, which says "While often mistaken for feline distemper, the two conditions are not synonymous." So what is feline distemper? The cited sources seem to suggest that they actually are the same thing. I'm putting a "citation needed" on the quoted sentence. M-1 (talk) 02:52, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
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|This article needs inline citations and expansion on the history, epidemiology, diagnosis, and pathology of the disease. I think the controversy section is important, but as it is it makes the disease look insignificant compared to the potential disadvantages of vaccination (it isn't). --Joelmills 02:41, 22 June 2007 (UTC)|
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