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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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Babesia species in dogs are large form B. canis / B. vogeli / B. rossi and small form B. gibsoni. In general, B. gibsoni is more pathogenic and more difficult to treat. The recurrences of the disease can occur after treatment, even though the dog appears clinically healthy.

Currently, more than 100 species of Babesia have been identified, including B. bigemina, B. vulpes, B. canis, B. vogeli, and B. gibsoni. Since treatment varies with the infecting Babesia species, identifying the species is necessary for making the suitable treatment plan.

Clinical Signs of Babesiosis

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A wide variety of clinical signs ranging in severity from a sudden collapse with systemic shock, to a hemolytic crisis, to a subtle and slowly progressing infection with no apparent clinical signs

Common clinical signs include abnormally dark urine, fever, weakness, pale mucous membranes, depression, swollen lymph nodes, and an enlarged spleen.


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Blood smear examination is a useful diagnostic tool for clinical babesiosis in dogs. Microscopy evaluation continues to be the easiest and most accessible diagnostic test for most veterinarians. However, adequate levels of parasites is required for blood smear.

Rapid test detecting Ab against Babesia spp. can be performed in animal hospitals. Results can be available in 5 to 10 mins. A positive test indicates the dog has an active or past infection.

Real-time PCR testing detects the presence of Babesia DNA using whole blood samples. PCR is very useful in diagnosing babesiosis. First, PCR detection is more sensitive than a direct blood smear examination. Secondly, the detection of DNA for a specific pathogen in a clinical setting can be considered evidence of an active - and therefore ongoing - infection. In addition, PCR allows a more reliable identification of the causative species infecting the dog

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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Cryptosporidiosis is an illness you get from the parasite Cryptosporidium. It causes watery diarrhea and other gastrointestinal (gut) symptoms. In addition to infection of the stomach, this parasite can infect the respiratory system causing a cough and/or problems breathing.

The family Cryptosporidiidae belongs to the phylum Apicomplexa characterized by an anterior (or apical) polar complex (with apical rings, micronemes, and subpellicular microtubules), which allows penetration into host cells. Cryptosporidium species are able to infect a broad range of hosts including humans, domestic and wild animals (mammals, birds, fish, marsupials, reptiles and amphibians) worldwide.


Humans and animals become infected with Cryptosporidium by touching anything that has come in contact with contaminated feces, although the most common mode of transmission is represented by ingestion of oocysts in contaminated food and water or air

Cryptosporidium has three developmental stages: meronts, gamonts and oocysts. They reproduce within the intestinal epithelial cells. Two types of oocyst, thick-walled and thin-walled, are produced during sexual reproduction. Thick-walled oocysts are excreted from the host into the environment, whereas thin-walled oocysts are involved in the internal autoinfective cycle and are not recovered from stools. Oocysts are infectious upon excretion, thus enabling direct and immediate fecal-oral transmission.

Clinical symptoms

The most common symptoms of cryptosporidiosis are watery diarrhea and stomach cramps. Other symptoms may include fever, nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite. In Symptoms and severity of infection vary with age and immune status of the host. Cryptosporidium infections are uncommonly detected in cats and dogs. Cryptosporidiosis can sometimes make dogs and cats sick, but animals with signs are atypical. In most cases, epithelial damage is minimal, but in severe cases, infection is associated with loss of the ability to maintain water balance. Clinical signs are usually restricted to mild diarrhea, unless the host is immune suppressed or has another underlying condition such as viral infection or malignancy.


Cryptosporidiosis is a diarrheal disease that is spread through contact with the stool of an infected person or animal. The disease is diagnosed by examining stool samples. Oocyst excretion is intermittent, and multiple stool samples may be needed.
1. Microscopic examination of stool: Most often, stool specimens are examined microscopically using different techniques, such as acid-fast staining, Ziehl-Nielsen staining.
2. Laboratory diagnostic:
A. Real time PCR
B. Immunologic tests, such as direct fluorescent antibody, enzyme immunoassays for detection of Cryptosporidium sp. antigens

Treatment and Prevention

Most patients with healthy immune systems will recover from cryptosporidiosis without treatment. Supportive measures, oral or parenteral rehydration, and hyperalimentation may be needed for immunocompromised patients with severe disease.
The best way to prevent the spread of Cryptosporidium in the home is by practicing good hygiene.

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