The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in the UK is continuing to investigate a sudden increase in feline pancytopenia cases in cats, which may be related to mycotoxins found in a recalled batch of cat food. “Currently, we are sadly aware of over 500 affected cats. Investigations into an underlying cause do not suggest a link with common feline infectious diseases, common toxins – such as heavy metals, oestrogen, or deficiencies or excesses in vitamins or minerals,” said a statement from the RVC.

“Our investigations are ongoing and we are still collecting data from practising veterinarians, as well as testing food samples associated with affected and unaffected cats to determine the significance of these findings. To support our ongoing efforts, we are encouraging vets who have seen cats with unexplained severe thrombocytopenia and/or neutropenia, with or without concurrent anaemia, to complete our survey.” Read more