A MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH IN FELINE HEALTH
Education in Eradication - Prevention is better than Cure
Veterinary medicine is making huge advances in the area of FIP treatment and FCoV eradication.
Our cattery has been collaborating with Dr Diane Addie, and Sheryl Curran co-authored Dr. Diane Addie’s groundbreaking new research paper.
This paper published by Elsevier proves FCoV can, and has been eradicated in a number of multicat households. As such, Baker Street founder, Sheryl is fortunate to be at the very forefront of developments in this exciting area.
The body of knowledge is developing rapidly. Experts in the field are cascading the emerging knowledge down to vets and owners but this is not happening quickly enough. As a result, old misgivings and false information persist. Our personal research over the last few years has given us the following insights:
Intermittent shedding does not exist. Only reinfection can cause a cat to recommence viral shedding.
Eradication of Feline Corona Virus is entirely possible, our scientific research validates this. The Falkland Islands have been FCoV free for years.
FCoV is readily transmitted by litter tray sharing but not by other means. We had active shedding cats housed alongside seronegative cats for more than three years without ANY evidence of cross-infection.
Working at the forefront of scientific research, we support these claims with independently verified scientific evidence.
Our cattery is 100% Corona Virus free. Our cats and kittens mix freely with our family and each other, they are well socialised and have access to both external and internal areas. In short, our cats do not live in an isolated bubble. They are happy, well balanced and loved. Ours is a “normal” family home, we do not exercise barrier nursing or pursue unrealistic cleaning regimes. In short, eliminating FCoV is possible and manageable. In the near future, all breeders can achieve FCoV free status and in doing so, end the biggest killer of cats under two years, FIP!
The vaccination for FIP can only be used in FCoV negative cats, therefore it is ineffective for over 90% of kittens bred in breeding establishments. As our cattery is FCoV free, we are able to vaccinate our kittens to protect them from FIP. The vaccine is administered at 16 and 19 weeks. Therefore our kittens will not leave us until they are 20 weeks old where they can confidently stride into the world, ready for a healthy, happy future.
LINKS & RESOURCES
This is the website of Dr. Diane Addie who is one of the world's foremost experts in the field and has decades of experience. She is infinitely approachable and will take private consultations (with permission from your vet).
Please take a while to peruse this site, there are layers and layers of information on here.