Cornell Feline Health Center

Supporting Cat Health with Information and Health Studies.

FIP - therapeutic targets and better diagnosis

Feline Infectious Peritonitis, commonly knows as FIP is a viral disease of cats that is often deadly. There is still much to learn about how FIP develops in cats, and how best to diagnose it definitively. 

It is the Mission of the Cornell Feline Health Center to provide help for cats worldwide, today and into the future. Achieving this goal requires a multifaceted approach, and the center works every day towards this goal through our outreach programs, educational offerings, and as we continue to focus on the future and how we can support the health of cats for years to come, we do this through our support of basic scientific research and internal grants programs

Dr. Gary Whittaker, professor of virology here at the College of Veterinary Medicine in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology has been at the forefront of helping us to better understand how FIP develops. His work, funded in part by the Cornell Feline Health Center, holds tremendous promise to help identify new therapeutic targets to treat FIP and to better diagnose it. 

We invite you to learn more by hearing directly from Dr. Whittaker, and Dr. Beth Licitra, extension associate, on their research and development initiatives.