That's what I understand. ITs proved through necropsy of the dead cat. However, with certain signs yellowish fluid from the belly, high corona titre, etc, vets tend to project that a cat has FIP. I heard by the grapevine recently that Cornell is doing FIP research.

I am always very interested in and respect Dr. Belfield's approaches, so am very interested in this and will have to read more.


On Nov 23, 2009, at 8:08 AM, MaryChristine wrote:

corona virus titres do NOT prove FIP. cats can have high FeCoV titres and not progress to FIP, and cats who have progressed to FIP can have low titres because their exposure was so long before that the virus itself is out of
their systems, although the FIP mutation is not.

FIP is the new favorite diagnosis for, "we haven't a clue."

like susan, i would love for there to be an answer for FIP--it's much worse than FeLV, because there's no way to predict who will get it, no way to
prevent it, and no way to treat it. but calling everything FIP, as has
become the habit over the past three years or so, just makes actual
diagnosis and learning more muddier.


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