Diane Addie

Board Member

Diane Addie is a graduate of the University of Glasgow Veterinary School (GUVS). After 8 years in small animal practice, she returned to Glasgow to work on feline coronavirus (FCoV) and felineinfectious peritonitis (FIP) for her PhD. In 2003 she received the Amoroso Award for outstanding contributions to small animal studies by a non-clinical member of university staff. She left her position of Senior Lecturer and Head of Diagnostic Virology at GUVS in 2006 and is presently an Honorary Senior Research Fellow.

She hosts a website dedicated to providing veterinary surgeons with information which is difficult to access otherwise: www.catvirus.com and a You Tube channel.

While interested in all infectious disease of the cat, her major research interests are FIP, feline chronic gingivostomatitis (FGS) and kitten mortality.

She dreams of the eradication of FCoV and FIP, to find a cure for FGS, and to see an end of animal suffering within her lifetime.

My list of 10 selected publications

  • Addie DD, Bellini F, Covell-Ritchie J, Crowe B, Curran S, Fosbery M, Hills S, Johnson E, Johnson C,  Lloyd S, Jarrett O.  Stopping Feline Coronavirus Shedding Prevented Feline Infectious Peritonitis.  Viruses.  2023, 15, 818. https://doi.org/10.3390/v15040818
  • Addie,D.D.; Curran, S.; Bellini, F.; Crowe, B.; Sheehan, E.; Ukrainchuk, L.; Decaro, N. Oral Mutian® X stopped faecal feline coronavirus shedding by naturally infected cats. Res. Vet. Sci. 2020, 130, 222-229.
  • Addie DD, Silveira C, Aston C, Brauckmann P, Covell-Ritchie J, Felstead C, Fosbery M, Gibbins C, Macaulay K, McMurrough J, Pattison E, Robertson E.  Alpha-1 Acid Glycoprotein Reduction Differentiated Recovery from Remission in a Small Cohort of Cats Treated for Feline Infectious Peritonitis. Viruses 14 (4) 744.
  • Addie D.D, Radford A, Yam P, Taylor D.J.  2003. Cessation of feline calicivirus shedding coincided with resolution of clinical signs in a case of chronic lymphocytic plasmacytic gingivostomatitis.  Journal of Small Animal Practice.  44; (4): 172-176.
  • Addie,D.; Toth, S.; Murray, G.D.; Jarrett, O. The risk of feline infectious peritonitis in cats naturally infected with feline coronavirus. Am. J. Vet. Res. 1995, 56, 429–434.
  • Addie DD, Jarrett O (2001): Use of a reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction for monitoring the shedding of feline coronavirus by healthy cats. Vet Rec 148 (21) 649-653.
  • Addie DD., Dennis JM, Toth S, Callanan JJ, Reid S, Jarrett O.  2000. Long-term impact on a closed household of pet cats of natural infection with feline coronavirus, feline leukaemia virus and feline immunodeficiency virus.  Veterinary Record.  146:  419-424.
  • Addie DD, Schaap IAT, Nicolson L, Jarrett O (2003): Persistence and transmission of natural type I feline coronavirus infection. J Gen Virol 84 2735-2744.
  • Addie D, Houe L, Maitland K, Passantino G, Decaro N (2020): Effect of cat litters on feline coronavirus infection of cell culture and cats. J Feline Med Surg 22 (4) 350-357.
  • Addie DD, Covell-Ritchie J, Jarrett O, Fosbery M. 2020. Rapid Resolution of Non-Effusive Feline Infectious Peritonitis Uveitis with an Oral Adenosine Nucleoside Analogue and Feline Interferon Omega. 12; 1216. doi:10.3390/v12111216