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Since its start in 2007, Cat Health News has featured the latest information on feline health. The bi-weekly blog is a mix of the most current published research from Winn-funded research and other sources. There are over 875 blog post items and more than 1,000 subscribers through the RSS feed.


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  • Evaluating new technology to diagnose FIP

    Mar 31, 2017
    Stranieri A, Paltrinieri S, Giordano A. Diagnosing feline infectious peritonitis using the Sysmex XT-2000iV based on frozen supernatants from cavitary effusions. J Vet Diag Invest.  2017 Feb 1.

    Confirming a diagnosis of FIP remains a challenge to veterinarians, and causes frustration and heartache to owners. These researchers have investigated a new technology for FIP diagnosis using the body cavity effusionsFIPEffusion copy often present in cases of FIP. The collected samples from cats with FIP as well as cats with other disease conditions.

    They found that this technology which assesses cellular and protein content of the effusions was useful for aiding diagnosis even if the sample were not tested immediately after collection.

    This provides one more tool in the diagnostic arsenal to accurately confirm the presence of FIP.

    See also:
    Giordano A, Stranieri A, Rossi G, Paltrinieri S. High diagnostic accuracy of the Sysmex XT-2000iV delta total nucleated cells on effusions for feline infectious peritonitis. Vet Clin Pathol. 2015 Jun;44(2):295-302.


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