Babesiosis: Cats

(Feline Babesiosis)
Many clinical signs are secondary to haemolytic anaemia that results from intraerythrocytic infection by the piroplasms. Cats generally adapt to the anaemia and may only have mild clinical signs until they are stressed. Concurrent infection withMycoplasma haemofelisFeline Leukaemia Virus (FeLV), or Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) may contribute to the clinical presentation and severity of disease.