Yes, that makes sense.

I have a vet that only charges $15 for a fecal, but I know other vets
charge more.

And almost all rescue groups are disorganized.   I've been told I am
one of the most organized ones, and I'm terribly disorganized - there
just are not enough hours in the day.


On 9/27/07, Caroline Kaufmann <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> I did read that coccidia has a 13 day incubation period.  And yes, I needed
> approval to be able to take a stool sample into the vet that treats the cats
> for this group, if I want to be charged the discounted rate (which as a
> foster, I feel is only fair).  I could take the cats to my own vet or
> another vet, but I wouldn't get the discounted rate.  The whole thing is
> pretty messed up- kinda disorganized, so I just do the best I can.  And I
> don't necessarily have a problem with the number of cats she has, as the
> situation in which they are kept.  I ended up with these kittens because
> they all had URIs that she was not treating them for- not even with just
> terramycin or a triple antibiotic.
> They keep Albon in stock and I can get my hands on that to treat them with
> and may just end up doing that anyway.  But I need to re-weigh everyone
> first.
> -Caroline
>
> > Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 11:17:52 -0500
> > From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> > To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> > Subject: Re: Kitten Update
>
> >
> > On 9/27/07, Caroline Kaufmann <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > > My three kittens are status-quo. I started them on a probiotic made by
> > > Eagle Brand on Tues. evening, so they've had a day and a half of that
> and
> > > we're still having diarrhea/soft stools/cow pies (and stinky!). I don't
> > > know how long it takes the probiotic to work though? I have talked to
> the
> > > volunteer of the Adoption group- who originally had these kittens and
> whom I
> > > needed to obtain approval from before taking in a stool sample. She said
> > > she doubts it's coccidia or girardia because she thinks it would have
> shown
> > > up earlier because she had them at her house for a while before I took
> them
> > > in.
> >
> > That isn't necessarily true. Coccidia is so very common in kittens,
> > and I have sent kittens to a "clean" environment (no other cats at all
> > - they are the only cat) and had them come down with coccidia after
> > they had been there a month.
> >
> > In fact, coccidia is so common that every time I have taken a kitten
> > in for a fecal, they have prescribed Albon even if the stool sample
> > doesn't show any (it can be hard to detect).
> >
> > You need to get approval?? Before taking a kitten in for a fecal?
> >
> > It isn't uncommon for rescuers to have 20 or 30 (or more) cats in
> > their houses, by the way. They kill close to 70% of the cats that
> > come in to our local kill shelter.
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