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Feline Infectious Peritonitis

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Naho Hachiya

on 4 May 2010

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Transcript of Feline Infectious Peritonitis

What is FIP ? FIP is a viral disease of cats caused by certain of a virus called the feline coronavirus.
It is a progressive disease and almost always fatal.
What causes FIP ? Cats can be infected with feline coronavirus.
One is avirulent (does not cause disease) or only mildly virulent and is called feline enteric coronavirus (FECV).
The other type is virulent (produces disease), is the cause of FIP, and is called feline infectious peritonitis virus (FIPV).
It is believed that FIP occurs when FECV mutates to FIPV in the cat and starts to replicate in the cat's cell. What causes this mutation is unknown. How is the virus transmitted ? Feline coronavirus can be found in the saliva and feces of infected cats.
Cat-to-cat contact
Exposure to feces in litter boxes
Contaminated food or water dishes
Bedding and personal clothing
The lagest number of FIP cases occurs in young cats. What are the clinical signs of disease ? Dry type:
Nonspecific signs such as chronic weight loss, fever, loss of appetite and lethargy appear
Organs are damaged by the granulomas
10 to 25 percent of cats will have neurological signs - paralysis, disorientation, loss of balance, tremors, convulsions, behavior changes and urinary incontinence
Wet type:
Weight loss, fever, loss of appetite, and lethargy
Anemia with resultant pale mucous membranes is often seen
Constipation and diarrhea
Respiratory difficulties Diagnosis & Treatment FIP can be difficult to diagnose because each cat can display difference symptoms that are similar to those of many other disease. We must combine the history, clinical signs, laboratory results.
There is no cure for FIP. A survivor of FIP is very rare. We can give the cat supportive care which will make her more comfortable and possibly extend her life for a short amount of time. Prevention & Vaccination Litter boxes should be kept clean and located away from food and water dishes. The litter should be cleaned of feces daily and totally removed at least once weekly when the box is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. Newly acquired cats and any cats that are suspected of being infected should be separated from other cats.
There is only one licenced FIP vaccine available
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