Well, I had one test positive and 3 test negative.  (out of 4).  It was due
to bad chemicals in the postive ones' test.

On Sun, Sep 7, 2008 at 3:31 PM, Laurieskatz <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> Different dads??
> I have NO idea....have never heard of this.
> -----Original Message-----
> [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Sharyl
> Sent: Sunday, September 07, 2008 3:08 PM
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> Subject: [Felvtalk] Fw: Re: Some positive, some negative?
> Meant for the group.
> I don't know what to tell you.  The litter of 4 I rescued all tested
> positive.  I have no experience where on half the litter tests positive
> and half negative.
> Sharyl
> wrote:
> Subject: Some positive, some negative?
> Date: Sunday, September 7, 2008, 2:05 PM
> Hello.
> I'm wondering if anyone has any idea how the following could have
> happened, and what they'd recommend:
> I work at an animal shelter and a few weeks ago, a woman dropped off a
> mama cat with four nursing kittens.  The kittens looked to be about 3
> weeks old.  I brought the cat and kittens home and have been caring for
> them in a large dog crate.  They're all active and healthy looking.
> Last week I brought them to the Vet for their FIV/FeLV combo test.
> I was shocked when two of the kittens tested positive for FeLV.  They
> used the snap test, but also sent blood to the lab on the mama cat.
> Her result came back negative.
> I've heard that the virus can be transient and can be fought off in
> rare instances, but this is so odd.  Has anyone else ever heard of this
> hap
> pening.  I know I need to have everyone re-tested in a few weeks.
> In the meantime, I do have them all together.  My thought was that if
> the Mom and the two negative kittens haven't caught it from the two
> positive kittens by now, they won't catch it.  But maybe I should
> separate them.  I don't know.
> I commented to someone I work with that at least we won't have a
> problem adopting out the mother cat and the two negative kittens, but
> she said that since they've "been exposed to the virus", they can
> transmit it to other cats.
> Two veterinarians I spoke to have no clue.
> P.S.  I=2
> 0know the kittens didn't catch the virus from my FeLV+ kitty as
> she was living in the upstairs and they are in the basement and I
> changed clothing and scrubbed up and there were hours between the time
> I'd handle her and then them.
> Thank you.
> Adrienne
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