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October 3, 2018

Winn's Weekly Feline Research Byte

The Latest News on FIP Research, the Bria Fund and Winn Feline Foundation

A recent media release announced licensure and commercial development of GC376, an antiviral FIP drug demonstrated to cure some cats with FIP. The research on the drug was coordinated between Dr. Yunjeong Kim of Kansas State University and Dr. Niels Pedersen of University of California-Davis. 

Because of the research results, the Kansas State University of Commercialization coordinated a licensing agreement with Anivive Lifesciences, a California company with proprietary software able to advance discovery and development of new pet medications. While GC376 is still several years from release, if FDA app...

September 27, 2018

Article originally posted by Steve Dale

https://stevedalepetworld.com/blog/drug-that-can-cure-fip/

Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) has eluded veterinarians since the fatal disease was first discovered.  Dr. Neils Pederson, professor emeritus at the University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, was among the first to describe FIP in several published articles, and in his still groundbreaking text, “Feline Husbandry: Disease and Management in the Multiple Cat Environment.”


Understanding FIP and how to diagnose the illness took decades. Even today, FIP is sometimes misdiagnosed. Treatment has until today focused on merely making cats comfortable until death inevitably occurs,  There are some drugs whi...

June 6, 2018

Previously, I shared news about the latest Bria Fund FIP supported project exploring genetics in relation to FIP. During the grant review process, another FIP related proposal was selected funded through Winn’s PetSmart Charities’ grant:

Principal Investigator: Gary Whittaker, PhD, Elizabeth Berliner, DVM; Cornell University, Grant ID: W18-007

Grant Amount: $24,307

Upper respiratory infections are an important cause of disease in cats, especially in animal shelters. While there are often multiple viruses and bacteria associated with upper respiratory infection, we have evidence that cats are infected with feline coronavirus in nasal and conjunctive (eye) swabs. Our study is designed to assess the importance of feline...

March 1, 2018

Article originally posted on Steve Date Pets:

https://stevedalepetworld.com/blog/fip-update-winn-feline-foundation/

Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is an immune-mediated disease that all too often kills cats, especially kittens. For many years, the nonprofit funder of cat health studies, Winn Feline Foundation, has funded research on the fatal disease, and in recent years, Winn dedicated the Bria Fund to specifically raise money for it. Legions around the world have expressed interest. Today there’s hope. This is the most recent (albeit technical) report regarding FIP.

Feline infectious peritonitis is a highly fatal disease caused by virulent feline coronavirus (FCoV) that has the ability to infect monocytes/macroph...

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