It generally causes asymptomatic infection and also can cause mild diarrhea. While to date, understandable changes in the virus can lead to mutations that lead to the development of infectious peritonitis (FIP). Most munchkin cats infected with FCoV will clear the virus after an infection, but some munchkin cats may have a persistent infection.
These Munchkin cats are generally heterogeneous. It can get rid of large amounts of virus in feces. It serves as a constant source of infection compared to other cats in the environment.
The continuous blood flow of FCoV within a group of munchkin cats may increase the risk of severe FIP strain because the pathogenesis of FIP is not well understood that’s why It is now believed that constantly detecting and eliminating infected so that Infectious from cats in a family of several munchkin cats can reduce the risk of developing FIP in this population.
The samples required for the RT-PCR stool screening test are 2 to 5 g of fresh stool, and when examining a single munchkin cat in a multi-waste bed, it is important to positively identify the source of the stool sample, because mixing stool samples from multiple munchkin cats can lead to an inaccurate result.
In clinical cats suspected of FIP, the test can also determine FCoV in ascites, complete blood, plasma, serum or fresh tissue, and suspected PIF samples should include 1 to 2 ml of fluid (ascites, whole blood, serum or plasma) or 1 to 2 g of fresh tissue.
The positive or negative tests are nonsense because munchkin cats can be intermittent intermittently or possibly newly infected.
The Munchkin cat can be considered negative in monthly tests of 5 months without offspring, because (Addie DD, Jarrett O2001. The use of a reverse polymerase chain from a cloned monitor to monitor the excretion of feline coronavirus by healthy munchkin cats. Veterinary Record Vol 148. pp 649-653. In a clinically marked PIF compatible cat, positive FCoV RT-PCR results on fluid or tissue may indicate active PIF.
Symptoms and Types
There are two report types, including wet which targets the body cavities, and dry, which targets various organs, while the wet form tends to progress faster than the dry form, in both cases, the body condition suffers, the coat becomes stiff and wet, the cat becomes very lethargic and depressed.
Wet / effusive
- Persistent and insensitive fever
- Lack of appetite
- Weight loss (progressive)
- Low appetite
- Progressive abdominal swelling (engraved appearance)
- Accumulation of fluid in the chest cavity
- Difficulty breathing
- Sneezing, runny nose
- Poor growth in cats
- The Depression
- Inflammation of different parts of the eye