Hi Amy, The answer I posted previously was solely for hemobartonella. I have no info. on just regular bartonella. If you get anymore info. on bartonella, it would be great if you could post it.
As far as the archives go, you can go to www.felineleukemia.org and choose the archives and it will take you there. They are searchable. Thanks! :) Wendy "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world - indeed it is the only thing that ever has!" ~~~ Margaret Meade ~~~ ----- Original Message ---- From: Amy Weygandt <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Saturday, March 15, 2008 8:15:56 PM Subject: Re: Bartonella 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 ____________________________________________________________________________________ Be a better friend, newshound, and know-it-all with Yahoo! Mobile. Try it now. http://mobile.yahoo.com/;_ylt=Ahu06i62sR8HDtDypao8Wcj9tAcJ