>From what I understand, the virus in transmitted through body fluid contact... I might be wrong, but unless they are mutual grooming and sharing food/litter boxes isn't the chances of her being exposed to the virus more limited? I personally would isolate the unrelated cat until either she receives the rest of the booster and tests negative after 1-3months or (hopefully not) she tests positive from the exposure at which point there's not much that separating them will do except cause more anxiety, or after 8-12 weeks you re-test the kitten for a negative result.
On Sat, Mar 29, 2008 at 4:39 PM, laurieskatz <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > My concern is for the *unrelated *cat who only just had her first (of the > 2 feleuk vaccinations) *after* the kitten tested positive. > We don't know how long they have been in the same room. Maybe only days. > That's why I would separate the unrelated cat, even if only until the kitten > is retested and tests negative ~ because the unrelated cat isn't fully > vaccinated and because of the possibility of limited prior exposure (if this > is the case) reducing her chances of infection. > > > ----- Original Message ----- > *From:* MaryChristine <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > *To:* email@example.com > *Sent:* Saturday, March 29, 2008 1:05 PM > *Subject:* Re: New FELV Positive- questions > > i was specifically looking at the fact that this was ONE kitten of two, > where the mom and the other kitten were negative--while we don't know about > the other cat, we have a pretty good idea how long mom and kids have been > together.... > > remember that it requires a first shot, then a booster two to three weeks > later (depending on the vaccine) for full immunity to take effect; so while > mom and sibkit and companion kitty have been vaccinated once, they haven't > had the full therapeutic dosage yet. > > as for the other adult cat: if she's just recently come into contact with > this family, the chances that the exposure amounts to, "prolonged, > persistent" contact is slim; if she's healthy, her chances of maintaining a > viremic status despite exposure are low; and without a second test on the > kitten, who knows if there's any danger at all. we don't know that anyone > has been exposed to anything at this point. > > MC > > > On Sat, Mar 29, 2008 at 9:39 AM, laurieskatz <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > wrote: > > > Yes but the non-related cat was NOT vaccinated before exposure. It's > > one thing if everyone was already vaccinated AND the person is going to keep > > all of them but another if she is planning to adopt out the negatives. I > > would not want to adopt a cat who'd I knew had been exposed. I think it's > > different if they are all your own, the negatives have been vaccinated > > before exposure, the cats have lived together a long time already (not just > > days or weeks) and you are keeping them all. > > Laurie > > > > > > ----- Original Message ----- > > *From:* [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > *To:* firstname.lastname@example.org > > *Sent:* Friday, March 28, 2008 10:17 PM > > *Subject:* Re: New FELV Positive- questions > > > > *I totally agree with Gloria.* > > *Everyone has been exposed too late on separating them.* > > *There is no such thing as a light positive.* > > *It is either positive or negative.* > > > > *I can honestly say that I had positives and negatives live together for > > years.* > > *I vaccinated the negatives every year.* > > *Not one of the negatives died from FELV they died of other Feline > > illnesses.* > > > > In a message dated 3/28/2008 9:08:57 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, > > [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: > > > > but tho i didn't specifically answer this before, i of course agree with > > gloria and everyone: by now, everyone's been exposed and separating them is > > pointless.... > > > > MC > > > > > > *TAZZY'S ANIMAL TRANSPORTS > > SIAMESE & COLLIE RESCUE > > > > Terrie Mohr-Forker > > > > *http://www.tazzys-siameses-collies.petfinder.org/* > > * > > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wasiameserescue* > > * > > http://hometown.aol.com/tatorbunz/index.html* > > * > > http://hometown.aol.com/tatorbunz/myhomepage/petmemorial.html* > > * > > http://www.felineleukemia.org/* > > * > > http://www.petloss.com/*** > > > > TAZZY'S ANIMAL TRANSPORTS > > *https://www.paypal.com/ > > > > > > > > ------------------------------ > > Create a Home Theater Like the Pros. Watch the video on AOL > > Home<http://home.aol.com/diy/home-improvement-eric-stromer?video=15&ncid=aolhom00030000000001> > > . > > > > > > > -- > > Spay & Neuter Your Neighbors! > Maybe That'll Make The Difference.... > > MaryChristine > > AIM / YAHOO: TenHouseCats > MSN: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > ICQ: 289856892 > > -- Beth Gouldin [EMAIL PROTECTED] 940.395.5393 God Bless!!!