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One of the most challenging research projects is the study of the application of Polyprenyl Immunostumulant in cats with dry form of feline infectious peritonitis (FIP).

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Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is considered a fatal disease caused by coronavirus. Currently, no treatment or vaccinations exist that can control this disease in cats. For the past decade, Dr. Alfred M. Legendre of the University of Tennessee has been studying the application of Polyprenyl Immunostimulant to treat non-effusive FIP, and published a paper reporting initial results of his studies. Legendre A.M & Bartges, J.A. (2009) Effect of polyprenyl immunostimulant on the survival times of three cats with the dry form of feline infectious peritonitis J Feline Med Surg, 11(8):624-626. You may read more in the paper by Dr. Susan Little if you click here.

More information about Dr. Legendre's research is available at his site.

Sass & Sass, Inc. believes in ethical treatment of animals in research. No animal in clinical studies should be subject to cruel or painful treatment. All animals on the studies receive symptomatic therapy as needed. Sass & Sass, Inc. believes that study animals should not be ethanised but should be provided a chance through adoption and be treated like any owned pet. Sass & Sass, Inc. does not purposely infect animals with fatal diseases and does not support any research that does.