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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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