Short Takes

May 2006 Issue

Short Takes: 05/06

Pedigreed cats and incidence of FIP; promising news on FeLV and FIV?

FIP “Breed Predisposition” Defies Explanation [IMGCAP(1)]Veterinary researchers now know which six breeds of cats are more likely to get feline infectious peritonitis (FIP), the relatively rare but invariably fatal disease that begins with an enteric coronavirus infection in the upper respiratory tract and spreads throughout the body. Writing in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery (Vol. 8, No. 1), scientists at North Carolina State’s College of Veterinary Medicine report on a 16-year study of mixed-breed…

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