A simple treatment for chlamydia is now available, with claims that a single dose for some cats is effective - "Zithromax" by Pfizer.
New vaccines to be added to the usual three main diseases (feline enteritis virus, feline herpesvirus and feline calicivirus) are for Chlamydia, Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV - the cause of feline AIDS) and Feline Leukemia by Boehringer Ingelheim.
These vaccines are sold as 4 in 1 (including Chlamydia) and 5 in 1 vaccines (including Chlamydia and Leukaemia).
The FIV vaccine is given as a separate vaccine to protect against feline AIDs.
For more information on these diseases, please see the section on Cat Vaccinations.
A rarely seen but dangerous viral infection has re-emeged inVictoria in unvaccinated cats- a parvovirus known as Feline Infectious Enteritis or Feline Panleukaemia.Mortality is 50-90 % .The vaccine gives very good protection.