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Feline Aggression and Vomeronasal Inflammation

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    January 31, 2017 11:16 PM EST

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    Findings of a study of 20 cats from multi-cat households presenting for post mortem examination. 6 animals had been euthanized due to severe aggression, while 14 died of other organic causes. Vomeronasal organs were collected and prepared for histological exam and classified as having acute, chronic, or no inflammatory changes. Sensory and non-sensory tissues were considered separately. Owners also filled out a questionnaire at the time of their cat’s death regarding aggressive behaviours.  

    This study provides a foundation for further work on the relationship between vomeronasal disease and intra-cat aggression.  Read More