Serologic studies of naturally occurring feline infectious peritonitis.

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Serum antibodies to the feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) virus were measured in cats, using an indirect fluorescent antibody procedure. Antibody titers of 1:400 to 1:25,600 were seen in cats with both effusive and noneffusive forms of FIP. About 87% of the normal cats in FIP problem catteries and 20% of the cats in the Davis, Ca, area also had antibody titers to the FIP virus, ranging from 1:25 to 1:400. Although the infection rate is high among cats, relatively few of the cats infected with the FIP virus ever develop clinically apparent FIP.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1449-1453
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Veterinary Research
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1976

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  • veterinary(all)


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