An update on feline infectious peritonitis: Diagnostics and therapeutics

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Abstract

This review is concerned with what has been learned about feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) diagnostics and therapeutics since the publication of an extensive overview of literature covering the period 1963-2009. Although progress has been made in both areas, obtaining a definitive diagnosis of FIP remains a problem for those veterinarians and/or cat owners who require absolute certainty. This review will cover both indirect and direct diagnostic tests for the disease and will emphasize their limitations, as well as their specificity and sensitivity. There is still no effective treatment for FIP, although there are both claims that such therapies exist and glimmers of hope coming from new therapies that are under research. FIP has also been identified in wild felids and FIP-like disease is now a growing problem among pet ferrets.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-141
Number of pages9
JournalVeterinary Journal
Volume201
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Diagnostics
  • Feline enteric coronavirus
  • Feline infectious peritonitis
  • Feline infectious peritonitis virus
  • Therapeutics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • veterinary(all)

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