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But for Ohio State - The feline leukemia virus would still be the leading cause of death for cats.
The feline leukemia vaccine was developed at the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine several decades ago. Since then, it has provided protection for hundreds of thousands of cats. What was once the leading cause of death in cats is now highly preventable.
Today, Ohio State University veterinary researchers have turned their sights toward studies of cancer-causing viruses and other studies of immune system diseases such as HIV. This work may one day have an even larger impact on both animal and human health.
The prevention of feline leukemia – just one breakthrough that would have gone undiscovered, but for Ohio State.