“Infectious Diseases 101 in breeding catteries” is definitely one of my favourite talks. Over the years, I learnt how much those can be a concern for cat breeders.
And during those talks I also like to ask breeders what is, according to them, the biggest infectious problem they encounter in breeding catteries. The answers I usually get leave no ambiguity. From far, feline upper respiratory infections (aka feline URI) stand first on the podium.
This obviously leads to many questions: what are the causes? Why does it seem so hard to get rid of them? What can be done in terms of prevention?