Successful Treatment of Feline Panleukopenia: A Guideline For Rescuers and Veterinarians, Part I
We present a successful approach for treating feline panleukopenia, a fatal and highly contagious disease. It involves recognizing the disease early though the uses of parvo test kits or low neutrophil count; applying the drug Neupogen (filgrastim); and providing antibiotics, SC fluids and other supportive therapies. The protocol can be done in a rescue environment with subcutaneous (SC) injections and SC fluids. We have had 11 cases in which we used Neupogen and 15 cases without Neupogen, with 0.91 and 0.33 survivals respectively. Parvo test kits and prescriptions are required.