gloria, i'd love to see the link between ANTIBIOTICS, herpes and lysine/arginine--since it's the latter the keeps the herpes from replicating. there was just some research about using lysine in shelter cats; it's on the winn feline foundation blog--if read incorrectly, makes it sound as if lysine doesn't do anything, but the study wasn't designed to test what lysine can do, but something it's never claimed to! in the last three months, maybe even two---www.winnfelinehealth.org.
zithromax is a wonder drug. in persians who come into rescue with symptoms of uri, we don't even try other antibiotics, we head right for the zithro....... and kelley, i thought that cats process FeCoV out of their systems in most cases after a few months if everyone in the house isn't just passing it back in forth, or if new kitties aren't coming in--which is why cats in smaller households are less likely to show high titres? my understanding--could be wrong--is that the high percentage of cats (and humans) who test positive on CoV titres is at "any one time"--so the same sample won't necessarily do so the next time. grade-school teachers, for example, are going to be much more likely to have higher titres more of the year than say, oh, 57-year-olds, who stay home with their cats 6 days out of 7...... as for the age thing with FIP, the one thing i know for sure is that there is mounting evidence (i'm not sure if they're declared it conclusive yet), of a genetic predisposition for common strains of FeCoV to mutate into FIP, so a predisposed cat whose immune system was able to prevent that earlier might not be so able as its immune system failed with age. i just question how many cases of unknown illnesses now diagnosed as FIP actually are. seems it's the answer of choice when vets don't know what's going on, or don't want to be bothered finding out, so somewhat more difficult to find patterns. MC On Mon, Nov 3, 2008 at 7:35 AM, Gloria Lane <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Hey Tonya, I might try some Azithromycin. It's become my latest > discovery to try for the unknown. I've used it mostly in cats/kittens > with problem eyes. I've read that some abx are said to affect Herpes, > because of the relationship between the two amino acids lysine and > arginine. The zithro is more expensive, so that might be a > deterrent. IT's liquid, as are amoxi and clinidamycin, so you have to > be able to squirt it in the mouth. > > Good luck, > > Gloria > > -- Spay & Neuter Your Neighbors! Maybe That'll Make The Difference.... MaryChristine Special-Needs Coordinator, Purebred Cat Breed Rescue (www.purebredcats.org) Member, SCAT (Special-Cat Action Team) _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org