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A Guide to Diagnosis of FIP, FIV, and FeLV in 2023

A Guide to Diagnosis of FIP, FIV, and FeLV in 2023
This session will comprise an update on best practices for diagnosing three major feline viral infections of clinical significance: feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), feline leukemia virus (FeLV), and feline infectious peritonitis (FIP). We will focus on outlining ABCD guidelines and diagnostic algorithms with special emphasis on the benefits and limitations of new testing modalities for FIP, and the recently elucidated challenges with single-test FeLV diagnosis.

After attending this webinar, participants should be able to:

  1. Effectively and efficiently diagnose FIV.
  2. Describe the best methods used to diagnose FeLV and the challenges with relying on results from a single point in time.
  3. Use both traditional and virus-specific testing strategies to build a presumptive diagnosis of FIP.
  4. List new and upcoming methods available to support a diagnosis of FIP.

Samantha Evans, DVM, Ph.D., DACVP
Dr. Evans grew up outside of Boulder, CO and attended Colorado State University for her undergraduate degree. She completed a combined DVM/PhD program at the UC-Davis, where she studied FIV for her dissertation research. She then completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship at Michigan State University, followed by a residency in clinical pathology back at CSU. After being on faculty at Ohio State University for four years she joined the faculty at CSU where she is an assistant professor of clinical pathology and studies FIP diagnostics and therapy. She lives in Fort Collins with her husband and 1 dog, 2 cats, and 3 babies.
This course is pending approval certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s: 
• AAVSB-Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE) - 1.00 Hours
• New York State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners - 1.00 Hours

This webinar is sponsored by: