Feline Infectious Peritonitis and Coronavirus Web Site

Web Name: Feline Infectious Peritonitis and Coronavirus Web Site

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This website exists to promote knowledge amongst veterinary surgeons, cat lovers, breeders and rescuers, to give the latest news on FIP treatment and prevention and to raise funds for much needed research. I also seek to provide access for veterinary surgeons to information which is not readily available elsewhere: on the subjects of feline blood groups, feline chronic gingivostomatitis and with a directory of genetic and inherited diseases which have been reported in cats so that vets can check for any breed predispositions when presented with an unusual case. Dr Diane D. Addie PhD, BVMS, MRCVS June 2020 Aims of website Subscribe to this website News Donate to FIP research You can help FIP research Who's Who at Catvirus.Com Contact and consultancy services The site in other languages There are 7 aims of this website 1. to provide accurate and up to date information about feline coronavirus (FCoV), the cause of feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) in cats. 2. to provide a register of FCoV tested studs and queens so that enlightened cat breeders who know their cat’s FCoV status can contact each other. In the 1970s, Abysinnian cat breeders began testing for FeLV and eliminated it from their breed, other cat clubs followed suite. Now, at least in the UK, it is extremely rare for a pedigree kitten to be sold with FeLV, thanks to the dedicated testing of cat breeders. In Scotland, most Birman breeders are FCoV free. The war against coronavirus and FIP has begun - I hope you will join it. 3. to provide up to date information about feline chronic gingivostomatitis 4. to provide a register of FCoV free kittens. 5. to provide a register of stud and queen cats of known blood type. 6. to raise urgently needed funds for FIP/FCoV research. 7. to provide information about feline blood groups and neonatal isoerythrolysis. 8. to provide lists of genetic/hereditary diseases and disease predispositions of breeds of cats News Breaking news - FCoV free pedigree kittens: British Ragdoll breeder, Baker Street Ragdolls produced her first litter of kittens since going FCoV-free in 2019: And in Scotland, we have the kittens of a feline coronavirus / FIP negative British Shorthair cat breeder Belle Ayr Cats: Aren't they all too CUTE??? This year we published a paper showing that Mutian pills can stop FCoV shedding: this is what these two breeders used to rid their households of feline coronavirus, the virus that causes FIP. The paper is called Oral Mutian X stopped faecal feline coronavirus shedding by naturally infected cats and was published in the journal Research in Veterinary Science. I want to thank all the crowd funding donors who paid for the paper to be open access. I also sincerely thank one of the reviewers who really helped to iron out flaws in our original draft: scientific review is anonymous and unpaid, and this person gave of her (or his) time to hugely improve the paper. And as always - MANY THANKS to all those subscribers who support me, and to the Angelica Fund donors who paid for this research - all of you made that study possible! We are also grateful to Dr Xue of Mutian for donating pills for two of the households who took part in the study. Cat litter My research on the effect of cat litter on FCoV transmission has been published in JFMS. Dr Elsey's Cat Attract was found to reduce FCoV transmission in two households of cats who had endemic FCoV infection. Become a catvirus.com subscriber to obtain the latest newsletter with details on this important research. If you live in the USA, you can download and print this $2.00 off coupon for Dr Elsey Cat Attract cat litter: https://www.drelseys.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/DrAddieCatAttract200_Cpn-Frnt_Bck_20220.pdf. It is a pdf document for you to print off and hand to the shop. Non-effusive FIP diagnosis just got easier - our paper Diagnosis of non-effusive feline infectious peritonitis by reverse transcriptase quantitative polymerase chain reaction from mesenteric lymph node fine needle aspirates was published online: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1098612X18809165. We are hoping that our new test will save cats from being put through invasive biopsies in order to achieve a diagnosis of dry FIP. Read more about it in my most recent newsletter. FIP cure found: become a veterinary subscriber or see FIP treatment page for further details. Feline coronavirus transmission video has now had over 200,000 views on YouTube and my subscribers just topped the 1000 mark! So a big thank you to everybody who has given it the thumbs up and subscribed to my YouTube channel. Huge thanks also to the catvirus subscribers who enable more educational videos to be made. FIP and Coronavirus book for cat lovers first edition is available in Spanish (in addition to English) in kindle from Amazon websites, and as a download e-book from this website Falkland (Malvinas) Islands declared FCoV free YouTube Channel has had over 250,000 views CPD for veterinary surgeons FIP treatment Ferret infectious peritonitis (FIP) - a threat to ferrets Italian cat breeders and veterinary surgeons filled the hall to learn about FIP Help keep this website and YouTube channel advertisement-free: become a subscriber If you appreciate this website please become a supporter by sending a monthly or yearly donation. Mission statement: I want to eradicate feline coronavirus (FCoV) and feline infectious peritonitis (FIP). The purpose of this website is to make FCoV/FIP information available to the veterinary profession and to help and guide distressed cat guardians when they receive a diagnosis of FIP. Non-veterinary subscribers Veterinary subscribers Non-veterinary subscriptions Gold subscribers - 100 euros/USD/ 75 GBP per month Receive my newsletter, email notification of film uploads, new content on the website plus free physical (or e-book if preferred) copies of my books, FIP and Coronavirus and Protein Rich Soup. Access to the private online discussion group guaranteed. Provided your veterinary surgeon gives permission, you can have up to 10 emails a month in response to feline veterinary queries. Silver subscribers Receive my newsletter, email notification of film uploads, new content on the website plus a free copy of my ebook FIP and Coronavirus. Access to the private EndFIP Facebook group: I will be available on the Facebook EndFIP group once a month for live discussion with members. Bronze subscribers Receive my newsletter, email notification of film uploads, new content on the website, plus a free copy of my ebook FIP and Coronavirus. Ordinary subscribers will receive my newsletter, email notification of film uploads and new content on the website: choose your level of subscription up to 9 USD/Euros /GBP per month from the drop down menu. Subscriptions give me an income; pay for website hosting and maintenance, and for expenses incurred in making videos (e.g. designers or animators). Once my target of 20 gold subscribers (or the equivalent) is achieved, all subsequent subscription money will be spent on research. If you prefer to make a research donation now, please visit the Angelica Memorial Page. Back to top Veterinary subscriptions Veterinary subscribers MUST be veterinary professionals: post- or under-graduate veterinarians. Veterinary technicians (nurses) are also welcome, although some of the material may be too esoteric to be practical. Veterinary subscribers Receive my catvirus subscriber and veterinary newsletters, email notification of film uploads, new content on the website plus a free copy of my ebook FIP and Coronavirus. Provided there is a vacancy, you will get access to the private EndFIP Facebook group. You will also get access to exclusive veterinary films and notes to go with them: these will count as veterinary continuing professional education (CPD / CE) and will include studies related to FIP publications and case reports. Veterinary gold subscribers Receive my catvirus subscriber and veterinary newsletters, email notification of film uploads, new content on the website plus a free physical or ebook copy of FIP and Coronavirus. You will get access to the private EndFIP Facebook group and if I begin a Facebook veterinary group, you will have access to that. You will also get access to exclusive veterinary films and notes to go with them: these will count as veterinary continuing professional education (CPD / CE) and will include studies related to FCoV/FIP publications and case reports. Requests for specific film content will be considered. You will receive copies of my papers as and when they occur. You will be able to discuss feline virus cases with me by email or Skype and we can work together to eliminate FCoV from your client s household if you wish. If such cases become works I will publish, you will be a co-author of the paper. You may become eligible for catvirus.com certification as a recognised FIP expert and your practice recommended on the catvirus website, provided you have diagnosed and treated several cases where FIP was suspected, or eliminated FCoV from a household. Your Skype time can alternatively be used for life coaching, if you prefer. This book is available as an e-book from this website - see above - or as a paperback or kindle in English or Spanish from Amazon: Download a free sample eBook of My Cat Has FIP - What Now? This book is written for anybody unfortunate enough to have had FIP diagnosed in their cat. It will help you through the maze that is FIP diagnosis, to decide what your options are for treatment and to safeguard your other cats, or how and when to safely add a new cat to your household. Please note that this is a zip folder containing an .exe file and that you may have to alter your firewall or virus protection program to allow it to download. This is a new experiment for us, so please let us know if you encounter any problems downloading it (email e-books [at] catvirus.com). You can still use the regular Buy Now buttons below to purchase the e-book if you prefer. At present, you can only buy the whole eBook directly (and within minutes) from the sample eBook in US dollars. To buy it in GB pounds or Euros, please use the Paypal links below and we will manually send you an activation key within 24 hours. A physical version can be obtained from any of the Amazon websites. Note that everything in these books is available for free here on the website! are: 1. Everything you need to know when your cat has been diagnosed with FIP ...... Download FIP diagnosis Step 1 questionnaires to take with you to your veterinary surgeon ........(This download will open up in a new page as a word document.) 2. Everything you need to know about treating a cat with FIP ...... Download a current FIP treatment sheet from the Downloads menu to take with you to your veterinary surgeon. 3. Preventing your other cats or kittens from developing FIP 4. Everything you need to know about getting another cat or kitten 5. Everything you need to know if your cat or kitten is diagnosed as having diarrhoea caused by FCoV 6. Everything you need to know if you work in a rescue shelter or boarding cattery 7. FCoV/FIP prevention in trap, neuter, return (TNR) programs 8. Everything you need to know if you keep a lot (over 6) pet cats, or have a cat sanctuary or colony 9. Everything you need to know if you are a cat breeder 10. Frequently asked questions 11. What you can do to help fight FIP 12. Everything you need to know to find more information Download the photographs from the book in colour (this will open as a .pps in a new window). Back to top Falkland (Malvinas) Islands declared FCoV/FIP free As regular visitors to the site will know, one of my dreams is to eradicate FCoV, and therefore FIP, from the whole world! Some years ago, the veterinary surgeons on the Falklands Islands, suspecting that the cats who lived there were already FCoV free, instituted a policy where all cats being imported to the Islands had to test negative for antibodies to Feline Coronavirus, the virus which cases Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP). We published a paper (will open in a new window) in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery (JFMS), the journal of the International Society of Feline Medicine, showing that this policy was effective. On a smaller scale, you can keep the cats in your household FCoV free (and therefore FIP free) by testing new incoming cats and kittens for FCoV antibodies BEFORE bringing them into the house. Too often I hear sad tales of an existing pet developing FIP after the introduction of a cat or kitten from a high-risk source, such as a breeder or rescue shelter. There are good breeders out there producing FCoV-free kittens - be sure to demand a FCoV antibody test before purchase. If the test turns out to be positive, then one can test the faeces to determine whether the cat is actually shedding virus, and if so, wait 2-3 months and re-test if you're keen to have that particular cat (or rehome the cat to somebody with no other cats). Back to top CPD for veterinary surgeons: this section is undergoing updating, but news of webinars, new videos and papers get sent to my veterinary subscribers, so please watch your inboxes and if my emails go to spam, please whitelist my address. FIP Treatment When I began this website, FIP was incurable. Now, Professor Niels Pedersen, of the University of California, Davis, has given us an anti-viral which has caused remission in 24 of 31 cats, as reported in his paper published February 2019. The anti-viral, GS-441524, is not yet easily available or affordable. However, pills called Mutian, which also contain a nuceloside analogue, are curing many cats in my experience. Feline interferon omega (Virbagen Omega by Virbac) has cured some cases and given others a period of remission. For cats with FIP-related lymphopenia, many cats are given Polyprenyl Immunostimulant from Sass Sass. My dream is for no cat ever to contract FIP in the first place, never mind die of it. For more on FIP treatment - visit my FIP treatment webpage. If you would like to donate to FIP research, you can do so on this website. YouTube Channel has now had over 250,000 views! I am happy to announce that my You Tube channel dealing primarily with Feline Infectious Peritonitis and Feline Chronic Gingivostomatitis, has already been viewed over 200,000 times. However, since YouTube was taken over by Google, it has deteriorated dramatically in quality and it no longer respects free speech, but has become a propaganda machine like the dinosaur media it once replaced. Therefore I now upload my videos first to D Tube and Bitchute, who seem to respect the values of human freedom. Below are the links to my channels (they will open in new tabs). Bitchute channel D Tube channel You Tube channel. I am deeply grateful to talented French veterinary animator Dr Francois Bagaini of Vetocyte.fr for bringing some of my ideas to life by his animations. These videos form a key part of my dream to eradicate FCoV and therefore FIP - once people learn how to prevent their cats catching the infection, then FIP will simply no longer occur. Please share the videos and press the thumbs up like button if you would like to help eradicate FIP , Our most recent video shows how people can prevent FCoV gaining entry into their household of cats by testing newcomer cats (or kittens) for FCoV antibodies: Here is our cartoon indicating how FCoV is transmitted, this video has already had over 200,000 views of the English version:   Please press the thumbs up like button to support our videos and share them. Back to top Ferret infectious peritonitis (FIP) - a threat to ferrets (This section is written for veterinarians.) It has been known for a while that ferrets had a unique coronavirus of their own (ferret enteric coronavirus, FECV) which causes epizootic catarrhal enteritis [3,4]. They also suffer from a disease which looks very much like infectious peritonitis of cats [1,2] and I am most grateful to Dr Jerry Murray, a ferret expert in Dallas, Texas, for bringing this to my attention. Reported clinical signs include anorexia, weight loss, diarrhoea, large palpable abdominal masses. Effusions have not been described. Antibody against feline infectious peritonitis virus can be used in immunohistochemistry to confirm diagnosis. At present moment, treatment is similar to that of FIP in cats - prednisolone. It is unknown whether interferon would help these ferrets or whether Primucell vaccination (Pfizer) would be effective in preventing it, though there is no reason to suppose it would not be protective (however, it would be used off-licence). References 1. Juan-Salles C, Teifke JP, Morera N, Jiminez J, Montesinos A, Ardiaca M, Loehr CV, Garner MM. 2006 Pathology and immunohistochemistry of a disease resembling feline infectious peritonitis in ferrets (Mustela Putorius Furo). Vet Pathol 43:5 p845 2. Martinez J, Ramis AJ, Reinacher M, Perpinan D. 2006 Detection of feline infectious peritonitis virus-like antigen in ferrets. Vet Rec. 158(15):523 3. Williams BH, Kiupel M, West KH, Raymond JT, Grant CK, Glickman LT. 2000 Coronavirus-associated epizootic catarrhal enteritis in ferrets. J Am Vet Med Assoc 217(4):526-30. 4. Wise AG, Kiupel M, Maes RK. 2006 Molecular characterization of a novel coronavirus associated with epizootic catarrhal enteritis (ECE) in ferrets. Virology. 349(1):164-74. Back to top Italian cat breeders and veterinary surgeons filled the hall to hear about FIP and Coronavirus in Tuscany in June 2013 The event was organised by the wonderful Loretta Bartolucci and Italian veterinary surgeon Dr Francesca Serena, who gave an introductory lecture on stress and feline welfare. Francesca and Loretta can be seen below flanking the translator Nico, who did a really excellent job. Back to top Greene's Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat - 4th edition I was proud to be invited to contribute to the Fourth Edition of Prof. Craig Greene's legendary textbook Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat. For me, this is the Bible of canine and feline infectious disease. It is available from Amazon. [Note - it is for veterinary surgeons only.] Who's Who at Catvirus.com The author: Dr Diane D Addie Dr Diane D Addie is a veterinay surgeon and virologist who has spent the last 23 years researching feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) and feline coronavirus infection (FCoV). She qualified as a veterinary surgeon from the University of Glasgow, in Scotland, and spent 8 years in small animal practice in the north of England. She returned to Glasgow Veterinary School to research into FIP, her PhD was entitled Studies on the humoral immune response to feline coronavirus. She is Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, U.K and Director of the Feline Institute Pyrenees in France. Dr Addie serves on the European Advisory Board of Cat Disease. Her dream is to eradicate FIP, at least from pedigree/purebred cats, and preferably also from rescue shelters, within the next 10 years. By becoming informed and spreading reliable knowledge, or by fundraising for research you can help her fight FIP. She takes the stand that she prefers not to experiment on animals and all her studies have been on animals who have become infected or sick naturally and whose veterinary surgeons or guardians have contacted her. In 2003 she received the Amoroso award for for outstanding contributions to small animal studies by a non-clinical member of university staff. She served on the council of Cats Protection for 20 years and is currently a patron of the Celia Hammond Animal Trust. Declaration of lack of vested interests The opinions and recommendations given on this website are completely independent - Dr Addie is not in on the payroll of any corporation, nor does she hold shares in any company mentioned on this site, nor is she on any board of directors of any corporation or company whose products are mentioned on this site, with the exception of the ebooks for sale on this site, where she receives up to 65% of the income, this being her main source of income. Dr Addie takes no income from donations made to the Angelica Trust. She is a member of the European Advisory Board of Cat Disease whose meetings are funded by Merial, but whose veterinary members are volunteer and are unpaid. Merial simply pays the travel expenses and hotel. Disclaimer Your use of this website at your own risk. This site is for information purposes only and is in no way intended to replace a consultation with a fully qualified veterinary surgeon (veterinarian). The information in this site cannot and should not be used as a basis for diagnosis or choice of treatment. Dr Addie excludes all liability whatsoever for any loss or damage arising out of use of this site or reliance upon its contents and strongly advises all users with veterinary related queries to consult a veterinary surgeon. Contact and consultancy services The answer to most of your FIP questions is here on the website and in my book FIP and Coronavirus. If you do want a consultation with me, details of how to do so are below: please note thatI will HAVE to have your veterinary surgeon's consent before I can give you my opinion (RCVS rules). Emails to my former address (draddie[at]btinternet.com) will no longer be received / replied to. Emails to my University of Glasgow email address will still be received, but there is a very long delay in getting them, thus a delay in responding. For private, individual, consultation regarding your own pet, you must obtain the permission of your veterinary surgeon in writing for me to consult with you before you contact me (these are the rules of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons). Email: draddie [at] catvirus [dot] com. * Because of the high input of my personal attention and time to the people in this group, this option is limited to only 10 people at any one time, so may not be available, but you can try it and see: if there is no vacancy you can take a one month option or get a refund. Phone consultations are 200 Euros /GBP for one hour. Dr Diane D. Addie is available for consultations for infectious disease control or diagnosis to veterinary hospitals, rescue shelters, boarding and breeding catteries and industry. She is also available to laboratories for consultation for the development of diagnostic tests. Back to top The web designer: Melody Amundson Melody Amundson made this site possible by generously offering her fantastic web designing skills free of charge as her generous donation to the cause of fighting Feline Infectious Peritonitis. She gave of her time and skills for over 8 years to keep this website working! You can see how artistic she is from the beauty of this website and the Orion Foundation website, and another example is her lovely colouring book for children, which you can purchase from her Devon Heaven website. Melody is a breeder of Devon Rex kittens and is active in the cat show world in the USA. She also forays into the world of cat rescue and any cat who crosses her path will benefit from the encounter! The translator:Renata Fernandes Renata Fernandes of rftranslations arranged translations of the site into other languages. Each language had 4 translators working on the website's text plus a proofreader at the end. Over 30 people from different parts of the world were willing to help get rid of coronavirus by using their translating skills and did so ENTIRELY VOLUNTARILY! This was an astonishing donation to help spread the word on FIP! Renata has her own animal website AnimalSofties.com. FIP forums and chat groups Unfortunately I am unable to answer all the queries that come to my inbox. I'm very sorry, but I'm sure you'll appreciate that every moment spent responding to queries is a moment less to devote to research. In addition, it would be unethical for me to advise another veterinary surgeon's client without their consent. Time permitting, if you donate to FIP research and provide written consent for me to respond to you from your veterinary surgeon, I will try to answer some queries. Go to the Angelica Memorial Page to make a donation. Forums and chat groups provide support and answer queries for people with a cat suspected of having FIP or for those who are unfortunate enough to have lost a cat to FIP. The one I personally recommend is the FIP Advisory and Care group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FIPcare I also host a subscription only Facebook page called EndFIP which can be found on this address: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1623039167989625/ The site is continually being updated and new material added. I hope that you will find the answer to your questions here and that you’ll come back soon. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness could not put it out. God bless you and your cats! Last updated 15 June 2020 If you'd like to put a graphic link to us on your site, please use this banner with the link: http://www.catvirus.com Thank you! 2000-2020 Dr. Diane Addie Site Design © Melody Amundson, Mariposa Creations All rights reserved. You are welcome to take anything you like from this site, but we esteem it a courtesy if you acknowledge the source and put a link to the site.

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