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Feature January 2014 Issue

New Research Focuses on Two Deadly Feline Diseases

Attention on FIP and vs-FCV

Yunjeong Kim — a research assistant professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University— has developed a research approach that simultaneously tackles two deadly infectious feline diseases. “Coronavirus and calicivirus infections are very common among cats, and cats tend to get repeatedly infected by these viruses throughout their lifetime,” explains Kim, who is employed in the college’s diagnostic medicine and pathobiology department. “Feline coronavirus can cause gastroenteritis, and…

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