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Webinar: Overview of Feline Infectious Peritonitis (This webinar will be delivered in Bahasa Indonesia)

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A free online class brought to you by Bioguard

Get familiar with feline infectious peritonitis. Sponsored by Bioguard Corporation and presented by Indira Putri Negari, PhD, this is the next webinar you don't want to miss it.

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Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is a progressive and highly fatal systemic disease of cats caused by feline coronavirus. Once a cat develops clinical FIP, the disease is usually progressive and almost always fatal. Diagnosis of FIP remains challenging and typically is the combination of signalment, clinical signs, and diagnostic aids that will help the clinician to obtain a diagnosis. In some cases, the diagnosis can be elusive and may depend on the logical exclusion of other possibilities.


Dr. Indira completed her diploma degree from Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Gadjah Mada University in Indonesia, her doctoral degree research in Biomedical Sciences and Engineering from National Central University, Taiwan. She has expertise in microbiology, immunology, and molecular biology. At present, Dr. Indira is working as a diagnostic specialist with Bioguard Corporation (Taiwan).

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July 17

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7 PM – 8 PM

Western lndonesian Time

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Canine Ehrlichiosis- Symptoms and Diagnosis

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Canine ehrlichiosis is a bacterial disease caused by infectious bacteria from the Ehrlichia genus. Though this disease happens everywhere, it is more common in tropical regions. With global warming, the expansion of tick habitats and the prevalence of cross-border tourism, the chances of the disease spreading to non-endemic areas have increased.

How is a dog infected with Ehrlichia?
Ehrlichiosis is a disease that develops in dogs after being bitten by an infected tick. Disease transmission can occur in as little as three to six hours after the tick attaches, therefore prompt tick removal is crucial. Ehrlichia canis (E. canis) is the most common species of the Ehrlichia genus involved in ehrlichiosis in dogs, but other species of the organism will occasionally be found.

What are the Symptoms of ehrlichiosis?

There are three phases to ehrlichiosis caused by E. canis, acute, sub-clinical and chronic. Each phase of this disease has differing or no symptoms at all.

Acute phase occurs 1 to 3 weeks after the host is bitten by the infected tick. The Ehrlichia organism is replicating in this time period and attaching to white blood cell. Symptoms for this phases of the disease include fever, lymph node swelling, limping and stiffness, reluctance to walk, reduced appetite, tiredness, coughing and breathing difficulty, and abnormal bruising and bleeding.

Dogs will generally move from the acute to the sub-clinical phase after about 1-4 weeks. In the sub-clinical phase, the organism is present but is not causing any outward signs of disease. The bacteria hide in the spleen where it can remain for months or years. Dogs that are infected sub-clinically may eliminate the organisms or may progress to the next stage, chronic ehrlichiosis.

Not all dogs ever progress from the sub-clinical phase to the chronic phase, but when they do, the symptoms become much more serious. Up to 60% of dogs infected chronically with Ehrlichia canis will have abnormal bleeding due to reduced platelet numbers.

Antibody Testing

The presence of antibodies to E. canis is the basis of the serology test. Ehrlichia antibodies can be detected by serology tests, such as ELISA or rapid test. It may be difficult to diagnose infected dogs during the very early stages of infection. The immune system usually takes two to three weeks to respond to the presence of the organism and develop antibodies. In addition, antibodies against Ehrlichia species might remain elevated for many months after disease has resolved.

Real-time PCR testing

Real-time PCR testing detects the presence of Ehrlichia DNA using whole blood samples. The test is most sensitive in the first week of illness and decreases in sensitivity following the administration of appropriate antibiotics (within 48 hours). This test can also determine the species of Ehrlichia infecting dogs. Although a positive PCR result is helpful, a negative result does not rule out the diagnosis, and treatment should not be withheld due to a negative result.

Sample collection tips for Qmini real-time PCR

Collecting more than 200 μl of blood sample, transfer to EDTA anticoagulant tube, and mix thoroughly. Then, transfer 200 μl of whole blood from EDTA tube into the sterile tube containing preservation and mix well for nucleic acid extraction.

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Diagnosis of Feline Infectious Peritonitis

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Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is associated with a viral infection called feline coronavirus (FCoV). FIP is most common in young cats less than two years of age. Once disease develops, FIP will eventually result in death in almost every case. Reliable and rapid diagnosis of FIP is important but can be challenging.

How does FCoV cause FIP?

Most strains of FCoV are found in the gastrointestinal tract and are referred to as feline enteric coronavirus (FECV). FECV usually doesn't cause any serious issues, aside from mild diarrhea.

In some cats, mutations occur in the FECV

genome that creates a new phenotype with the ability to replicate within macrophages and cause an extreme inflammatory reaction in the tissues. The presence of highly virulent strains is referred to as the feline infectious peritonitis virus (FIPV), capable of consistently inducing FIP.

Differences between FECV and FIPV

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Diagnostic tests of FIP

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To diagnose FIP, a veterinarian may need to interpret several test results, as well as take into account the signalment and background of the cat.

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