The American Association of Feline Practitioners is initiating an educational campaign to increase the testing of cats for feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV)
. The campaign will include television commercials, materials for other media such as newspapers and magazines, a website, and materials for veterinarians and staff. In addition, they have designed a form (see below) that cat owners can fill out and present to their veterinarians, to help their veterinarian determine what testing may be necessary. The new recommendations for testing cats for FIV and feline leukemia virus (FeLV)
are summarized in the following table.
The following is a sample of a completed FIV and FeLV Observation Form. Click here if you would like to go to a blank form you can print out and use.