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Keywords:

  • CITE;
  • ELISA;
  • FIV;
  • lentivirus;
  • Western blot

In 1995 the North American Species Survival Plan for Cheetah Acinonyx jubatus held a workshop on feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) to discuss the information currently available on the disease and the possible effects on the captive population of Cheetah. FIV was first documented in 1986 in domestic cats and since then it has been reported in 16 non-domestic species. This paper highlights the protocols and recommendations concerning FIV that have been made by the SSP.