More News About FIP: EveryCat Health Foundation Symposium


If you love cats, you will love this conversation HERE on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio with two renowned experts.

Dr. Julie Levy, professor shelter medicine University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, Gainesville and feline veterinarian Dr. Vicki Thayer, past president and past executive director of the Winn Feline Foundation (now called EveryCat Health Foundation) and co-author of upcoming guidelines on feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) from the American Association of Feline Practitioners discuss this disease in cats and navigating treatment. There’s the upcoming EveryCat Health Foundation Symposium Heath Breakthroughs for Every Cat: FIP and Beyond. This event (July 8 and July 9) is open to the public in person or virtually. Register HERE.

Dr. Niels Pedersen

Dr. Julie Levy

Dr. Levy and Dr. Thayer explain what FIP is, and how this disease once considered fatal is now considered treated treatable. “It is literally the miracle of our practice generation,” says Dr. Levy. But there’s a cat confusing catch which she talks about.  And how a team of “amateur experts” actually are expert and offering advice online.

FIP is actually a result of the feline enteric coronavirus. This coronavirus in cats causes mild signs, if any, but sometimes turns into another disease all together, the immune mediated disease called FIP.

Dr. Vicki Thayer

The event will be kicked off by the very veeterinarian who first described FIP and came up with the treatment many years later, Dr. Niels Pederson, professor emeritus University of California Davis College of Veterinary Medicine.

Experts from around the world will converge at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine on July 8 discuss FIP, and on July 9 to discuss a wide variety of other topics regarding your cat’s health and welfare, as well as community cats.

For veterinary professionals, the Symposium is RACE certified, but all cat lovers are invited.

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