Honors College | Session 5

Title

A Study of Feline Infectious Peritonitis and its Relevance in Western Kentucky

Presenter Information

Harley EngleFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Animal Health and Technology/Pre-Veterinary Medicine

List all Project Mentors & Advisor(s)

Dr. William DeWees; Dr. Warren Edminster

Presentation Format

Oral Presentation

Abstract/Description

The purpose of this thesis is to explore the disease, Feline Infectious Peritonitis. Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) is a disease that primarily affects young kittens. This disease is almost always fatal and is very difficult to prevent and treat. Effects of FIP can vary widely, but this disease is caused by a single coronavirus. The goal of this thesis is to compile knowledge of Feline Infectious Peritonitis as well as gather statistics about the diagnosis and treatment of the disease from veterinarians in the Western Kentucky Area. The topics to be explored are the contraction of the disease, how it spreads through the environment, clinical signs of the disease, preventable measures, different treatment options, and the occurrence of this disease in our area of the country. It is our hope to determine the incidence of Feline Infectious Peritonitis in our area and help inform practitioners of the different risks of the disease in certain areas of Western Kentucky and surrounding states.

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A Study of Feline Infectious Peritonitis and its Relevance in Western Kentucky

The purpose of this thesis is to explore the disease, Feline Infectious Peritonitis. Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) is a disease that primarily affects young kittens. This disease is almost always fatal and is very difficult to prevent and treat. Effects of FIP can vary widely, but this disease is caused by a single coronavirus. The goal of this thesis is to compile knowledge of Feline Infectious Peritonitis as well as gather statistics about the diagnosis and treatment of the disease from veterinarians in the Western Kentucky Area. The topics to be explored are the contraction of the disease, how it spreads through the environment, clinical signs of the disease, preventable measures, different treatment options, and the occurrence of this disease in our area of the country. It is our hope to determine the incidence of Feline Infectious Peritonitis in our area and help inform practitioners of the different risks of the disease in certain areas of Western Kentucky and surrounding states.