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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 6:15 pm 
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This is a recent interview with Dr Niels C. Pedersen re FIP.

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Dr. Niels C. Pedersen is Director of the Veterinary Genetics Laboratory and Director of the Center for Companion Animal
Health at the University of California at Davis. Dr. Pedersen is an international authority on infectious diseases and
immunological disorders in small animals and in comparative genetics. His current areas of research focus on infectious
diseases of cats and dogs in shelter and multi-animal environments, and on applied feline and canine genetics.

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I thought I would add some recent info about FIP to this sticky.

Here is the newest (2010) information about FIP from Winn Feline Foundation. See introduction and link below.

This article is written by Susan Little, DVM, DABVP (Feline) and Melissa Kennedy, DVM, PhD, DACVM of Winn Feline Foundation. It discusses the research and recommendations of Dr. Janet Foley and Dr. Niels Pedersen of the University of California at Davis, Dr. Andrew Sparkes at the University of Bristol, England, Dr. Hans Lutz at the University of Utrecht, Dr. Diane Addie of the University of Glasgow, Scotland and Dr. Fred Scott of the Cornell Feline Health Center.

This article answers many common questions about FIP. Please take a moment to read it.

http://www.winnfelinehealth.org/Pages/FIP_Web_2010.pdf

Here is the introduction--click on the link to read the rest of the article.

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One of the most poorly understood and enigmatic feline viruses is the feline coronavirus ‐the virus responsible for feline infectious peritonitis (FIP). In fact, the virus causing FIP, feline coronavirus (FCoV), is very common among cats, especially in multi‐cat households, catteries, and shelters. Multi‐cat
situations of several years’ duration will likely have a brush with FIP. It is no cause for either fear or ostracization. It is, however, a reason to make efforts to understand this disease and its means of
control.

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It is a very distressing condition. Something in the article that breeders should take note of is (as well as the husbandry issues) that a hereditary component is recognised in FIP.

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Drs. Foley and Pedersen identified a genetic predisposition to the development of FIP in 1996. They examined pedigree and health data from 10 generations of cats in several purebred catteries and found that the heritability of susceptibility to FIP could be very high (about 50%). It is likely a polygenetic trait rather than a simple dominant or recessive mode of inheritance. Inbreeding, by itself, is not a risk factor. Several breeds, including the Bengal, Birman, and Himalayan, are more likely to develop FIP. In addition, susceptibility along familial lines has also been documented. Selecting for overall disease resistance is a helpful tool for breeders.


Monitoring very closely or even culling lines/individual cats that have produced multiple FIP cases would be a sensible decision to make.

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http://uc-d.na4.acrobat.com/p93912372/? ... ode=normal

This is a presentation by Dr Pedersen - January 2010, it is a lecture to his students re FIP. It is fairly technical but very interesting. It takes a while to load, and lasts about an hour.

:!: It contains some pics of abdominal contents for some of a more squeamish disposition.

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junglerose wrote:
http://uc-d.na4.acrobat.com/p93912372/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal

This is a presentation by Dr Pedersen - January 2010, it is a lecture to his students re FIP. It is fairly technical but very interesting. It takes a while to load, and lasts about an hour.

:!: It contains some pics of abdominal contents for some of a more squeamish disposition.


Great stuff thank you

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http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/steve-d ... n-fip.html

Dr Susan Little about FIP and the latest on FIP research.

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