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Title: Successful diagnosis and treatment of feline infectious peritonitis in a household cat with remdesivir
Authors: Rahman, Md. Saidur
Keywords: recurrent fever, conjunctivitis, non-effusive, FIP Ab rapid test, AG ratio, diagnosis
Issue Date: Nov-2022
Publisher: Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University Khulshi, Chattogram-4225, Bangladesh
Abstract: Domestic and wild cats alike may be exposed to the virus that causes Feline Infectious Peritonitis, or FIP. Chini, an 11-month-old, 3.8-kilogram domestic male longhair crossbreed, presented to the Teaching and Training Pet Hospital and Research Center (TTPHRC) in Purbachal, Dhaka, with a 21-day treatment history of stress, lacrimation, conjunctivitis, anorexia, weight loss, and recurring fever. Total protein (TP), albumin, bilirubin, SGPT, SGOT, and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) were measured after a blood sample was collected from the patient. The patient had an X-ray as well as an ultrasound to check on his kidney, chest, and abdominal structure. Serum total protein and albumin-globulin (AG) ratio was low, and the cat tested positive for FIP Ab, confirming that the animal had non-effusive feline infectious peritonitis based on the clinical history and symptoms. FIP has always been thought of being a deadly disease. Considering the recent COVID-19 epidemic, scientists have been more interested in the pathogenesis and potential therapies for coronaviruses. As a useful side result, we now have a cure for FIP that is widely available. A household cat at TTPHRC with FIP Ab rapid test confirmed non-effusive FIP was successfully treated with remdesivir (10mg/kg body wt. daily for 84 days), and the disease was cured.
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