FELINE CORONAVIRUS CLINICAL SIGNS

Infection with FCoV is associated with several clinical syndromes in the field although in most cases no clinical signs are observed.


Enteritis associated with low-virulence coronavirus (e.g. FECV) infection is generally mild and transient. It is most common in kittens, particularly just after weaning. More severe diarrhoea has been reported, but is rare. Some cats infected with more pathogenic strains of FCoV also have mild, transient diarrhoea several weeks before developing FIP.

The initial signs of both dry and wet FIP are rather non-specific and often missed in field cases. Cats may be pyrexic, inappetant, depressed and lethargic. Occasionally, mild diarrhoea may develop.



Dry FIP

Wet FIP

FIP in Cheetahs
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