Posts tagged "infectious disease cats"

FIP Awareness on Facebook, Mr. Swanson's Day Honors A Short, Sweet Life

FIP Awareness on Facebook, Mr. Swanson's Day Honors A Short, Sweet Life
FIP or Feline Infectious Peritonitis is considered fatal, the diagnosis no cat owner wants to hear. Tragically, FIP occurs mostly to kittens. Reading about the disease is one thing, hearing a personal experience is another. Chris Biddle of New Windsor, IL tells her story, and also describes how she intends to make a difference.  When I created... Read more »

FIV Cats Help HIV/AIDS Patients

FIV Cats Help HIV/AIDS Patients
Mayo Clinic researchers have developed a genome-based immunization strategy to fight feline AIDS (or FIV), and in the process to highlight ways to  combat human HIV/AIDS and other diseases. The goal is to create cats with a built-in immunity to the feline AIDS virus, according to the Mayo Clinic and Science Codex. Feline immunodeficiency virus... Read more »

Winn Feline Symposium Reveals Promise to Treat FIP

RESTON, VA. — Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) has been a diagnosis without hope. Until now. A new medication shows promise, and a cutting-edge genetic breakthrough may be near. Once clinical signs occurred, FIP had been considered fatal. This is heartbreaking because most instances of FIP occur in kittens — and as many as one to... Read more »
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