New Website Shows Reported Prevalence of Common Feline Diseases by Geographical Area

Idexx laboratories is a major veterinary diagnostic corporation with veterinary-specific laboratories located in North America, Europe, and Asia. The company is an innovator in veterinary...

Dr. Eric Barchas  |  Jan 14th 2009


Idexx laboratories is a major veterinary diagnostic corporation with veterinary-specific laboratories located in North America, Europe, and Asia. The company is an innovator in veterinary diagnostics. And, I am happy to see that Idexx has signed on to the current initiative to boost the quality of health care delivered to cats.

As I have mentioned in at least one previous post, feline health care generally receives short shrift relative to the care that canine companions receive. Vets, industries linked to veterinary medicine and cat lovers are working to change the situation and give cats their due.

As part of its work to promote feline health, Idexx has launched a new website. The site, www.kittytest.com, displays the number of cats infected with FIV, FeLV and feline heartworm in each county in the USA as reported to the laboratory.

It’s a very interesting site. I recommend that you check it out.

Photo: Red, of Texas, has been diagnosed with FIV.