Dealing with feline infectious peritonitis

01 Sep 2020

Honey, L.

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This is a very detailed review of a disease that can be difficult to diagnose

Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is a common cause of death in young cats, explain Emi Barker and Séverine Tasker in an article in this month’s issue of In Practice. They report that although suspicion of FIP is frequent in sick, particularly young, cats, obtaining a definitive diagnosis is difficult. Their article aims to provide an update regarding diagnosing cases of FIP and guidance on current treatment recommendations (p 372). The article has been selected as the editor’s choice by our senior clinical editor, Stephen Baines, who said: ‘This is a very detailed review of a disease that can be difficult to diagnose and provides practical help with making a diagnosis and choosing treatment options.’

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