El, I have been following this list for some time now, and find that there are great people here with excellent information. I give great thanks to the people on this list for their dedication to saving the "unwanted'. (I myself currently have 14 cats that have "found a home" here.) All of which I have spayed/neutered and brought back to health.
I have a website on Transfer Factor that you can go to and get a great amount of information. It is www.powerbod.com/us/karengriffith There are several brands of Transfer Factor, but this is the type that I have found that has the most extensive research behind it as well as the most beneficial effects on FeLV cats. You can read the information on what Transfer Factor does on the first page, and then you can go to the page for "Veterinary Medicine and Transfer Factor". It has a lot of info on the immune supporting capabilities of Transfer Factor. Colostrum is very good as a supplement, but the Transfer Factor is more targeted. It takes close to 60 colostrum pills to equal the immune benefits of one Transfer Factor Plus Tri Factor. I would also encourage you to read the page for "Treating Chronically Ill Patients", as it will give you an idea of the benefits to humans....This helped me to more readily understand the benefits to our animals. If you have any questions on nutrition or care for you kitties, you are more than welcome to call me at 740-992-5782. This goes for anyone on the list. I certainly don't have all of the answers (as does anyone with this aggravating disease), but hopefully can help to guide you, along with your veterinarians, to a successful outcome on your new babies. I am also willing to speak with your veterinarians, if you so wish. I have a passion for saving these FeLV cats that are most often sentenced to death. They can, in most cases, live a long happy life. The type of Transfer Factor I use for FeLV kitties is the human form. If your decide to order from the company, order the Transfer Factor Plus Tri Factor. I just use one pill a day unless there is a major crisis and then may use two. Only once in the most severe of cases have I used 2/day. I have found the human formula much more effective than the feline formula. The wonderful thing is that here are no adverse side effects and it will help with many of the other problems found in FeLV. I am an Animal Scientist (Ohio State University) with a specialty in animal nutrition and physiology. I am always willing to speak with anyone on the list about their sweet babies that are having problems. It is easiest to reach me after 9pm EST. (I have a very slow internet connection (rural area), so it is best to call me.) Looking forward to speaking with you if you have any questions. Karen Griffith Karen Griffith Farms 34440 State Route 7 Pomeroy, Ohio 45769 Phone: 740-992-5782 Website: www.karengriffith.com Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] ----- Original Message ----- From: whocares whocares To: firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Sunday, February 24, 2008 9:05 PM Subject: new member with FeLV+ foster kitty Milli To: email@example.com Hi, This is my first post so please bear with me. I'm posting this through email. If there's a more efficient way please let me know. 2 weeks ago I took in 7 filthy, reeking, matted, very, very ill cats from a horrific shelter in the area. All were emaciated, dehydrated, infected eyes, URI's, ear mites/infections, severe diahrea, etc.. My vet didn't think they'd make it through the first night but here they are getting healthier by the day. Some still need injectable antibiotic combos daily but they are improving. One of these had severe gingivitis - very infected teeth that had to be dealt quickly. She survived the anaesthetic and had all except 4 teeth removed (her canines were sticking sideways out of her mouth they were so infected). She had a blood panel done and she tested positive for FeLV. Her other levels correlate with the positive diagnosis. She may be up to 8 yrs old? She has a severe URI which is improving. However, she has terrible diahrea. She is on a daily injectable antibiotic combo and also gets injectable B12 and injectable B complex. I have her on probiotics and Standard Process Whole Body Support. I have Collostrum. Do you recommend it and how much should I give her? She's tiny and fragile - 4 - 5 lbs now. Do you recommend Interferon? What else can I give her? She is isolated in a very large sunny warm bathroom and very happy and very active (even a bit hyper). She has gone from NASTY cat in the beginning to sweet cuddly lap cat now. Two of the others have been tested (awaiting results) and the other 4 will have blood panels this week. Some of these new cats are isolated together and some are isolated alone. My own cats and other permanent fosters I have are fragile and don't get vaxed - can't due to auto immune diseases, severe HCM, vaccinosis, etc. so the new ones have no contact with mine. Any and all suggestions, advice would be gratefully accepted. Thanks El ------------------------------------------------------------------------------