Interesting, everything I read says the efficacy of at least 3 of the current vaccines is 85-90%, plus most adult cats are pretty immune naturally. If the majority of the cases that died had been vaccinated I would have to wonder if one of several possibilities might be true; they were already positive when vaccinated; the vaccine protocol wasn't properly followed; or their tests weren't properly done.
I would also think that a vet clinic that saw 2000 cases over even a 10 year period was one very busy clinic, it has only been a very recent part of normal testing and still is not for many clinics. I have three positive cats that are kept in their own area but I still vaccinate all of my negatives even though I think the chance of infection from my positives is pretty low. Gary ----- Original Message ----- From: "Sabrina" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Friday, September 19, 2008 12:51 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] New member > Furthermore, the FeLV vaccine doesn't have a terribly high efficacy even > now. Someone on one of these lists said she worked in a cat clinic for a > number of years and out of the 2000 or so cases of leukemia she saw, most > of > the ones who died had been vaccinated for the disease. > > Sabrina _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org