Just to clarify, my vet said Bartonella and Hemobart are not the same. I did the same thing and said something about Hemobart and she corrected me that they are positive for bartonella, not hemobart.
I thought this was just a mail list, not a message board so I'm not sure how to check the archives. Are all these messages archived somewhere? Thanks Amy --- MaryChristine <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > check the archives, because it HAS been > discussed--hemobart is one of those > things that seems to really be regional. one of my > vets says that in the > past five years, a much higher than 50 percentage of > cats in this area are > testing positive. are the tests just done more > often? are they better tests? > or is it really more of a problem? she and i both > feel it's probably all of > the above.... > > i expect that you'll find a whole lot more info on > the web now that when i > first encountered it in a non-FeLV cat back in 2000; > in fact, i think > they've just changed its name--research published > this week and noted in the > winn feline foundation rss feed..... > > if i forget to remember to send the link in the next > day or so, someone > please remind me! > > if anyone has access to medline or pubmed, and can > get us .pdf copies of > professional vet articles, there has been a lot of > really neat stuff that's > come out in the past months--not all of it > applicable to FeLV, tho some of > it is. i can get hard copies, but then i have to > scan them, etc--and since > it's a friend doing me the favor of using her > account, well, i can't very > well say, "um, change the format, please....." > > MC > > On Sat, Mar 15, 2008 at 4:45 PM, Amy Weygandt > <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > Hi All, > > > > I really haven't been very active on this group > over > > the past couple years so I'm not sure whether this > has > > been discussed or not. I have a young child in my > > home and this year my vet recommended having my > leuk > > positive cats tested for Bartonella. They are > seen > > every 6 months for full blood work ups. I have 5 > cats > > that have been here for several years and have > never > > had fleas in our home but tested anyways. Three > have > > been tested so far and two came back positive and > are > > on medication for 21 days. The other two are > being > > tested next week. > > > > Just wanted to mention this as my cats have always > > seemed healthy other than some mild gingivitis. > Even > > my one cat with perfect teeth and gums tested > > positive. My vet said she just started testing > for > > this recently and they are seeing tons of positive > > cases, almost 50% of those being tested are > positive. > > > > > > Do any of you have vets that have recommended this > > testing? My vet is a dear friend and would never > > recommend something just to make money. She was > just > > concerned because of our child and cat scratch > fever. > > Wanted to make sure others are aware that this > disease > > seems to be fairly common now as many of us take > in > > rescues, strays, etc. That's how I got all mine > and > > I'm guessing they have had this all along :( I > feel > > bad I didn't test sooner. > > > > Amy > > > > > > > > > ____________________________________________________________________________________ > > Be a better friend, newshound, and > > know-it-all with Yahoo! Mobile. Try it now. > > > http://mobile.yahoo.com/;_ylt=Ahu06i62sR8HDtDypao8Wcj9tAcJ > > > > > > > > > > > -- > > Spay & Neuter Your Neighbors! > Maybe That'll Make The Difference.... > > MaryChristine > > AIM / YAHOO: TenHouseCats > MSN: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > ICQ: 289856892 > ____________________________________________________________________________________ Never miss a thing. Make Yahoo your home page. http://www.yahoo.com/r/hs