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A 2020 feline health grant available for sponsorship

Last April, Winn announced the funding of 15 new feline health research projects for a total of $304,477, one of our largest grant reviews yet. Each year, Winn Feline Foundation receives proposals from veterinary researchers around the world who are interested in improving feline health. To date, Winn’s cumulative total in feline health research funding exceeds $7 million.

One of the four 2020 feline health grants available for sponsorship will evaluate other potentially effective and less costly options to treat a deadly viral infection in cats, feline infectious peritonitis (FIP).

W20-005  – Determining the clinical efficacy of mefloquine for treatment of naturally occurring feline infectious peritonitis, stage 1. 

Principal Investigators: Jacqueline Norris, Merran Govendir, Dr. Benjamin Kimble, University of Sydney; $20,500 (Bria Fund)

Mefloquine, a common and available anti-malarial drug, inhibits replication of feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) virus, a fatal coronavirus infection of cats, in laboratory tests. An earlier study found mefloquine to be well absorbed and safe to use. This study will evaluate the effectiveness of this drug in cats with naturally occurring FIP.

Sponsorship is easy! Simply pick one of the projects seeking sponsors ($250 minimum donation). Go to our website https://www.winnfelinefoundation.org for more information on the project and to make your sponsorship donation online or download a donation form to mail to: 637 Wyckoff Ave., Suite 336, Wyckoff, NJ  07481.