Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP)

For a healthier catFeline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) is a viral disease arising from a harmless intestinal infection. In 1-5% of kittens / young cats, while the virus is replicating in the intestine, a genetic variant develops which works its way into the body via white blood cells, causing inflammation in the tissue in the abdominal or chest region. This leads fluid to seep out from the blood into the abdominal and/or chest cavity. It is extremely painful for the cat and can leave them in agony for weeks or even months. At present there are no vaccines or antiviral drugs to prevent or treat the condition. 

Support research into the treatment and prevention of Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) in cats

Thanks to your donation, the Laboratory for Virology can conduct research into the underlying mechanism with the aim of developing an appropriate (preventative) treatment. 

You can support this research directly via bank transfer to the following account: 

BE26 3900 9658 0329 (BIC: BBRUBEBB); with the message FWUGent DI 812 (“For a healthier cat”) 

University Fund of Ghent University
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Ghent, Belgium

Your gift is tax deductible starting from €40 per year.

More information:
Prof. Hans Nauwynck
+32 9 264 73 73