Perhaps test one and see what the results are.  If positive, test  
another or the rest????
On Sep 30, 2008, at 4:49 PM, Pat Kachur wrote:

> I believe that mostly it is true that testing just one kitten would be
> enough.  I have read that if  kittens were fathered by different  
> males (one
> who could have been infected and another who was negative), some  
> could be
> positive and some negative.  I have to think this must be rare,  
> though.
>
> Others probably have more info to give you.
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Michelle Brockman" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: <felvtalk@felineleukemia.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2008 4:15 PM
> Subject: [Felvtalk] Testing New Kittens - Need Help
>
>
>
> I have four 7 week old kittens and their mother that came from the  
> pound
> that I need to test for FELV/FIV and my vet said that I would only  
> need to
> test the mother and one kitten and not test all kittens.
>
> Do you think that will be reliable? It's $30 per snap test, so I think
> they're wanting to save me money, which I appreciate, just not sure  
> if some
> of the kittens could contract a disease and others wouldn't.
>
> Any input would be GREATLY appreciated.  Michelle Brockman
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