Qualitative Detection Of Antibodies Against Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FCoV/FIPV)
Test applicable to: Cat
Sample: Whole blood, Serum or Plasma
FASTest FIP is a rapid immunochromatographic ”lateral flow” test for the detection of Feline Coronavirus antibodies in whole blood, serum or plasma of cats. FIP is usually a fatal disease which solely affects cats. It is believed that it is caused by a mutation of Feline Coronavirus (FCoV) now known as Feline Infectious Peritonitis Virus (FIPV).
FIP Research Studies
Latest research and studies have concluded that FIP syndrome cannot be transmitted from cat to cat. It is a sporadic disease in domestic cats and wild cats who may be infected oronasally with the apathogenic Feline Coronavirus.
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Why is it important to test for Feline Infectious Peritonitis?
Feline Infectious Peritonitis is one of the most common infectious causes of death in cats in the United Kingdom. It is caused by a mutation of Feline Coronavirus (FIPV) and is a widespread disease which has a fatal end for most cats with 10% of infected cats. The Feline Coronavirus may mutate in some cats (approximately 17% of cats in the United Kingdom) that are infected and will develop into Feline Infectious Peritonitis. A negative result for Feline Coronavirus antibodies can rule out the chances of the cat developing Feline Infectious Peritonitis.
What are the symptoms of Feline Coronavirus & Feline Infectious Peritonitis?
Clinical signs of Feline Coronavirus are not always obvious due to some cats displaying mild upper respiratory symptoms
- Watery eyes
- Nasal discharge
Other cats may also have mild intestinal disease, symptoms include diarrhoea. As a small percentage of cats that have Feline Coronavirus go on to develop Feline Infectious Peritonitis, the symptoms can appear weeks, months or even years after contracting the disease.
Clinical signs for Feline Infectious Peritonitis can vary from cat to cat due to progression and manifestation in their organs. Some cats may show unclear symptoms of the disease but if some of the symptoms outlined below are present, then they should be considered suspicious of having or incubating Feline Infectious Peritonitis.
- Chronic weight loss
- Loss of appetite
- Rough hair/coat
These symptoms may also be related to other diseases as well as Feline Infectious Peritonitis.
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