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Abstract

A clinical and microbiological study of cats with protruding nictitating membranes and diarrhoea: isolation of a novel virus.

Abstract

Fifty cats with the syndrome of protruding nictitating membranes and diarrhoea were compared clinically and microbiologically with nine cats with diarrhoea alone and 17 healthy cats. A novel torovirus-like agent was isolated from faecal samples from 11 cats, including seven of the cats with protruding nictating membranes and diarrhoea.