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In Cats Infected With Feline Herpesvirus Type-1 (FHV-1) Does Treatment With Famciclovir Result in a Reduction of Respiratory and Ocular Clinical Signs?

Jacqueline Cole

Published:  03/07/2017    in:  Knowledge Summaries
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Abstract

Clinical bottom line

Based on the current available evidence, famciclovir may have a positive effect on reducing respiratory and ocular clinical signs of feline herpesvirus type-1 (FHV-1) disease, however further research is needed before famciclovir can be routinely recommended as part of a treatment protocol for this disease.


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