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 D.D., Jarrett O. 1992 A study of naturally occurring feline coronavirus infection in kittens. Vet. Rec. 130 133-137.
  • Addie D.D., Toth S., Murray G.D., Jarrett O. 1995 The risk of feline infectious peritonitis in cats naturally infected with feline coronavirus. Am. J. Vet. Res. 56 4 429-434.
  • Addie D.D., Toth S., Herrewegh A.A.P.M., Jarrett O. 1996 Feline coronavirus in the intestinal contents of cats with feline infectious peritonitis. Veterinary Record 139 522-523.
  • Duthie S., Eckersall P.D., Addie D.D., Lawrence C.E., Jarrett O. 1997 Value of alpha 1 acid glycoprotein in the diagnosis of feline infectious peritonitis. Veterinary Record 141 12 299-303.
  • Addie D.D, Dennis J.M, Toth S, Callanan J.J, 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 D.D, Schaap I.A.T, Nicolson L, Jarrett O. 2003 Persistence and transmission of natural type I feline coronavirus infection. J. Gen. Virol. 84 (Pt 10), 2735-2744..
  • 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.
  • Cave T.A, Reid S.W.J, Mellor D, Addie D.D. 2004 Risk factors for feline coronavirus seropositivity in UK cats relinquished to a rescue charity. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery. 6 2 53-58.
  • Addie, D.D.. Feline coronavirus. 2012 Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat. 4th edition. Editor: Greene, Craig. Published by W.B. Saunders Elsevier Company, 11830 Westline Industrial Drive, St. Louis, Missouri 63146, USA. ISBN 978-1-4160-6130-4 92-108.
  • Addie DD, McDonald M, Audhuy S, Burr P, Hollins J, Kovacic R, Lutz H, Luxton Z, Mazar S, Meli M. 2012 Quarantine protects Falkland Islands (Malvinas) Cats from Feline Coronavirus Infection. JFMS In press.