"Every Cat, Every Day Benefits From Winn-Funded Research"
July 12, 2017
Welcome to Winn's Weekly Feline Research Bytes

A Cat Fact ~

Cats have a short intestinal tract, the shortest of all species. Because cats are carnivores (meat eaters), digestion is relatively simple, thus the reason for a shorter intestinal tract.

Feline Enteric Corona Virus (FECV) is spread among cats through fecal/oral transmission. Due to the shorter intestinal tract, FECV is shed easily to other cats.

FIP Research, the Bria Fund and Winn Feline Foundation

The first research grant funded by Winn in 1971 was for $1000 to the University of California-Davis College of Veterinary Medicine and related to feline infectious peritonitis (FIP).

Through today, Winn donors have supported research related to feline coronavirus (FECV) and feline infectious peritonitis virus (FIPV) at many institutions in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Grants aimed at treating and solving this disease total approximately $675,000.

The Bria Fund for FIP research was founded by Susan Gingrich and Jim Shurskis in partnership with Winn Feline Foundation in 2005. In the 12 years since the Bria Fund began collecting donations from concerned cat lovers worldwide, 21 FIP-related projects worth $382,384 (part of the $675,000 total) have been sponsored directly by the fund.

The Bria Fund's goal is to raise funds toward finding a cure for FIP. 
To this end, j oin all Bria Fund supporters by participating in the 
2017 Cures for Cats Virtual Raffle .   #EndFIP #Cures4CatsDay 

There's no place like Winn for the future of cat health!
Winn Feline Foundation 
Phone: 201-275-0624 
Fax: 877-933-0939