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From: "slfferret"
Date: 2010-07-07 18:54:21 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] FIP

FIP is a Corone virus. What are the signs with a infected ferret. Is there a blood test for the virus? Is this something that symptoms can come and go over time?


[Ferrets do NOT get the coronavirus that causes FIP,
BUT some get a mutation of ECE that causes FIP-like
symptoms which is why it is called "FIP-like" in ferrets.
There now have been multiple genetic studies showing
that this disease in ferrets is a mutant of ECE which
behaves like FIP, instead of a mutant of FIP which changed
so that ferrets could get it.

These will help you:
which is the full text of
Mustela putorius
Peritonitis in the Domestic Ferret
Clinicopathologic Features of a Systemic
Coronavirus-Associated Disease Resembling Feline
Infectious Peritonitis

This goes into how the more general test for coronaviruses
in general can confuse people:

symptoms (from one of the earliest discussions on this
disease before the genetic testing of the coronavirus:

Both forms of ECE are discussed in:
starting a bit below a third of the way down the
presentation's PDF.

and more

-- Moderator]


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