Oops, sorry, was replying re FIV on another list, have Western Blot on brain.
Diane R. -----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Gary Sent: Wednesday, April 02, 2008 11:24 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: I really need some advice Western Blot is for FIV, IFA is for FeLV. If the snap test is positive for FeLV and the exposure was recent, it can take 8 to 12 weeks before it will show in the IFA test. It could also have been a false positive and there is the possibility that if it was a true positive and the exposure was recent the cat may be able to mount an immune response and eliminate the virus. That would usually happen with 12 weeks after exposure. If vaccinating other cats that may become exposed keep in mind that to obtain the full immunity the vaccine provides requires a series of 2 shots 3 to 4 weeks apart so, the vaccine is not fully effective for about 4 weeks. Gary ----- Original Message ----- From: "Rosenfeldt, Diane" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: <email@example.com> Sent: Wednesday, April 02, 2008 8:34 AM Subject: RE: I really need some advice >I forgot to mention, even though your vet may have administered the > in-house test correctly, that test sometimes shows false positives (and > negatives). You should have Binxy retested using the Western Blot, > which is more accurate. > > Diane R. ________________________________________________________________________ ____________ You rock. That's why Blockbuster's offering you one month of Blockbuster Total Access, No Cost. http://tc.deals.yahoo.com/tc/blockbuster/text5.com This electronic mail transmission and any attachments are confidential and may be privileged. They should be read or retained only by the intended recipient. If you have received this transmission in error, please notify the sender immediately and delete the transmission from your system. In addition, in order to comply with Treasury Circular 230, we are required to inform you that unless we have specifically stated to the contrary in writing, any advice we provide in this email or any attachment concerning federal tax issues or submissions is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, to avoid federal tax penalties.