Feline coronavirus (FCoV) is an important feline pathogen world-wide. The enteric form of infection is limited to the gastrointestinal tract, leading to asymptomatic infections, mild enteritis, or fatal infectious peritonitis in cats (Pedersen et. al., 1981). FCoV, an enveloped positive-sense single-stranded RNA virus (Lai et. al., 2007), is highly contagious among cats by the fecal-oral route. The virus is typically shed in feces by healthy recovered cats and can survive in the environment for up to 7 weeks (Hartmann, 2005).
The PetNADTM FCoV Detection Kit, which applies iiPCR (insulated isothermal PCR), is a newly developed nucleic acid diagnostic product. With the compatible instrument--POCKITTM, the Nucleic Acid Analyzer, Feline Coronavirus PCR detection can be done within 1 hour! This system is compact, fast and easy; it is perfectly suitable for small animal diseases detection for veterinary clinics use.