General Feline Infectious Peritonitis Resources
Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP)
Feline Infections Peritonitis (FIP) is a devastating and nearly always fatal disease of cats which arises from a mutation of the common feline coronavirus (FECV) which infects 40-80% of cats worldwide. Research over the past four decades has increased our knowledge of FIP, but we have not yet discovered a cure for this illness that affects cats, particularly young cats from catteries and animal shelters.
Links to resources for information about FIP
- "Efficacy of a 3C-like protease inhibitor in treating various forms of acquired feline infectious peritonitis" September 2017
- "Reversal of the Progression of Fatal Coronavirus Infection in Cats by a Broad-Spectrum Coronavirus Protease Inhibitor" - March 2016 (pdf)
- Updates on Feline Infectious Peritonitis, May 2014: two recent articles (pdf formatted page with links)Two reviews of FIP literature from 2009-2014 (Virology and immunopathogenesis; Diagnostics and therapeutics)
- FIP Synopsis (pdf file) A review of FIP literature 1963-2008
- Video: A Review of Feline Infectious Peritonitis
Note that the "Video: A Review of Feline Infectious Peritonitis" is a PowerPoint slide show and video record of a talk presented in April 2010 by Dr. Niels C. Pedersen, past CCAH director and FIP researcher. The link takes a minute or so to load so please be patient.
- Interview with Dr. Niels Pedersen about Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) September 2008 (pdf)
About Dr. Niels Pedersen
- Information about Polyprenyl Immunostimulant (PI) treatment for FIP - Not Recommended
- Sock It To FIP is an organization dedicated to disseminating information about this deadly feline disease, and raising money to support research to combat this disease.
- FIP information for animal shelters - see "Information Sheets" on the Koret Shelter Medicine Program web site
- Feline Enteric Coronavirus Article in Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 2008 (pdf format)