Re: Antibody Search: FIP

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From:Greg Dobbin <dobbin@Upei.CA>
To:Louri Caldwell <louri_c@hotmail.com>, Histonet@pathology.swmed.edu
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Hi again Louri,
Unfortunately, as far as I am aware there is no definitive antibody 
for FIP exclusively. All the available FIP antibodies will cross-react 
with other feline corona viruses. Definitive diagnosis (or as close as 
one gets to definitive), is only possible when FIP antigen (or 
essentially fel. corona virus antigen) is found in tissues and/or 
serum (via ELISA Test) and supported by clinical and/or post-
mortem findings. 
If anyone out there is aware of a new source of FIP antibody that is 
specific for the FIP corona virus, please share it! 

Cheers! Greg

Date sent:      	Mon, 14 Aug 2000 20:50:28 +0000 (GMT)
From:           	Louri Caldwell <louri_c@hotmail.com>
Subject:        	Re: Antibody Search: FIP
Forwarded to:   	DOBBIN@acad1.cs.upei.ca
To:             	dobbin@upei.ca

> Thank you for responding to my question. I have already tried TGE - it also 
> crosses with canine corona, but an odd thing happened:  it reacted with the 
> corona but not the FIP. I was hoping to find a FIP specific antibody, but if 
> not do you have any ideas what else I may try?
> 
> Thanks again for your help,
> 
> Louri
> 
> 
> >From: Greg Dobbin <dobbin@Upei.CA>
> >To: Louri Caldwell <louri_c@hotmail.com>, Histonet@pathology.swmed.edu
> >Subject: Re: Antibody Search: FIP
> >Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2000 16:33:25 -0300 (ADT)
> >
> >Hi Louri,
> >You may not realize this (I apologize if you do!), but Transmissible
> >Gastroenteritis virus (TGE) in pigs, cross-reacts with FIP. So
> >maybe you could find a source for TGE antisera that is not from cat.
> >(I checked VMRD already, its' TGE is also produced in cat. Hmmm,
> >suspicious, the same antibody perhaps??).
> >
> >Louri wrote:
> > > Hello everyone,
> > >
> > > I am looking for an antibody to FIP (Feline Infectious Peritonitis).  
> >The
> > > only ones I have been able to find are made in cat, and I was wondering 
> >if
> > > anyone is using one made in another species.
> > >
> > > Any help you may provide is greatly appreciated.
> > >
> > > Thank you,
> > >
> > > Louri Caldwell
> > > University of Georgia
> > > College of Veterinary Medicine
> > > (706)583-0474
> >
> >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >Greg Dobbin
> >Pathology Lab
> >Atlantic Veterinary College, U.P.E.I.
> >550 Unviversity Ave.
> >Charlottetown, P.E.I.
> >Canada,  C1A 4P3
> >Phone: (902)566-0744
> >Fax: (902)566-0851
> 
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Greg Dobbin
Pathology Lab
Atlantic Veterinary College, U.P.E.I.
550 Unviversity Ave.
Charlottetown, P.E.I.
Canada,  C1A 4P3
Phone: (902)566-0744
Fax: (902)566-0851



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