N&H TOP LINE: Treatment for cat disease may aid PEDV

Feline antiviral study may yield clues to other coronavirus diseases. ALSO, research supports lechleri extract use to treat diarrhea in calves.

Work by two researchers at Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine is showing promise in stopping a deadly cat disease.

Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is a viral infection of cats that is nearly 100% fatal. However, in a study that was funded, in part, with a grant from the Morris Animal Foundation, the researchers at Kansas State University and two other universities successfully blocked the disease's progression.

The causative FIP virus is a mutation

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