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Webinar: Feline Infectious Peritonitis- Diagnostic Challenges in Practice

The free class “Continuous learning with Bioguard” theme for this month will be conducted on May 25th. hosted by Dr. Yung-Tsun Lo, DVM, Ph.D. and , an expert in virology, molecular biology, and clinical microbiology at Bioguard Corporation.

Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is caused by the infection of feline coronavirus. Once a cat develops clinical FIP, the disease is usually progressive and almost always fatal. Diagnosis of FIP remains challenging and typically is the combination of signalment, clinical signs, and diagnostic aids that will help the clinician to obtain a diagnosis. In some cases, the diagnosis can be elusive and may depend on the logical exclusion of other possibilities. Overall, prompt diagnosis of FIP is not only important for disease management, but also for better quality of life of the infected cat.