|Title:||Risk factors for feline infectious peritonitis in Australian cats|
|Authors:||Worthing, K. A.|
Wigney, D. I.
Dhand, Navneet K.
Norris, J. M.
|Citation:||Worthing, K. A., Wigney, D. I., Dhand, N. K., Fawcett, A., McDonagh, P., Malik, R., et al. (2012). Risk factors for feline infectious peritonitis in Australian cats. J Feline Med Surg, 14(6), 405-412. Available online at http://jfm.sagepub.com/content/14/6/405.short. Published online before print March 7, 2012, doi: 10.1177/1098612X12441875|
|Abstract:||Objective: To determine whether patient signalment (age, breed, sex, and neuter status) are associated with naturally occurring feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) in cats in Australia. Design: A retrospective comparison of the signalment between cats with confirmed FIP and the general cat population. Results: The patient signalment of 382 FIP confirmed cases were compared with the Companion Animal Register of NSW and the general cat population of Sydney. Younger cats were significantly over-represented amongst FIP cases. Domestic crossbred, Persian, and Himalayan cats were significantly under-represented in the FIP cohort while several breeds were over-represented including British Shorthair, Devon Rex, and Abyssinian. A significantly higher proportion of male cats had FIP compared to female cats. Conclusion: This study provides further evidence that FIP is primarily a disease of young cats and that significant breed and sex predilections exist in Australia. This opens further avenues to investigate the role of genetic factors in FIP.|
|Type of Work:||Article|
|Type of Publication:||Post print|
|Appears in Collections:||Research Papers and Publications. Veterinary Science|
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