Agree 100% with Carmen.
-----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Carmen Conklin Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2008 6:49 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Testing New Kittens - Need Help Michelle, I am relatively new to the group, but I do agree with Beth that it is important to test all the kittens. We used to do what your vet said y ears ago, then discovered on more than one occasion since, that if a mom is negative it does not mean the kittens ARE negative. We had a case where mom was negative all the time and 2 of her five kittens were positive FeLV and the rest were always negative. If there is no hurry, I'd do what you can this month and test another or two the next month to help with expenses. Do you have a rescue group nearby that uses the IDEXX tests and does their own testing? WE can do it for way less than the vets can even order the tests and they might help you too. good luck with them. Carmen and furballs at C & W Rustic Hollow Shelter. > From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: email@example.com> Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 20:15:37 +0000> 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 > _________________________________________________________________> See how Windows Mobile brings your life together-at home, work, or on the go.> http://clk.atdmt.com/MRT/go/msnnkwxp1020093182mrt/direct/01/> _______________________________________________> Felvtalk mailing list> Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org> http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org _________________________________________________________________ Want to do more with Windows Live? Learn "10 hidden secrets" from Jamie. http://windowslive.com/connect/post/jamiethomson.spaces.live.com-Blog-cns!55 0F681DAD532637!5295.entry?ocid=TXT_TAGLM_WL_domore_092008 _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org