2016 CVM News: Van de Walle team develops model to test effectiveness of drugs in treating feline eye infections
Model helps identify drugs to treat cat eye infections
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The news item from the Cornell Chronicle is about: It’s a problem veterinarians see all the time, but there are few treatments. Feline herpes virus 1 (FHV-1) is a frequent cause of eye infections in cats, but the drugs available to treat these infections must be applied multiple times a day and there is scant scientific evidence to support their use. Now scientists at the Baker Institute for Animal Health at Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine have developed a model system that can be used to test drugs for treating these eye infections, and early results have pointed to a new drug for treating FHV-1 that will soon head to clinical trials. The work is reported in the Journal of General Virology in June.
Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University. College of Veterinary Medicine -- Periodicals.; Van de Walle, Galinda; Buckley, Merry R.; Cornell Chronicle