Tue, 4 July 2017
Dr. Niels Pedersen, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California-Davis, discusses the current prospects for preventing and treating feline infectious peritonitis in cats.
FIP has remained a major problem of cats for over five decades. We now understand where and how the virus that causes FIP mutates from the ubiquitous and otherwise innocuous feline coronavirus (FECV). However, we are only just beginning to untangle the complex virus, host and environmental factors that have the most effect on FIP incidence and how this knowledge can be applied to both disease prevention and cure.
Following Dr. Pedersen's outstanding presentation, Dr. Vicki Thayer, executive director of Winn Feline Foundation, will introduce Winn's future Cures4CatsDay for October 21, 2017. Questions and answers by Dr. Pedersen will follow that short presentation.
Direct download: Winn_2017_Symposium__Dr._Pedersen_QandA.mp3
Category:Feline Health and Research -- posted at: 9:47am PDT
Tue, 4 July 2017
Join Steve Dale, Master of Ceremonies and Winn board member, as he introduces retiring Winn President Dr. Glenn Olah. Dr. Olah covers Winn's recent efforts and the funding of the largest single grant review in Winn's 50 year history. 11 research grants for a total of $214,017.
Dr. Olah also introduces the incoming Winn President, Dr. Shila Nordone, and then the founder of the Bria Fund, Susan Gingrich. Susan covers the history and progress the Bria Fund has made in raising funds for FIP research. At the end, she is followed with a short presentation by Peter Cohen, Zen by Cat, owner of Smokey, a cat surviving feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) due to treatment through Dr. Niels Pedersen initial clinical trial with an antiviral drug, GC376, a protease inhibitor.
Direct download: Winn_2017_Symposium__Introductions_pre-Dr._Pedersen.mp3
Category:Feline Health and Research -- posted at: 9:23am PDT