Thank-you to everyone for responding!
I have forwarded responses to foster mom.
Laurie

-----Original Message-----
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Gloria B. Lane
Sent: Monday, April 13, 2009 1:08 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] OT - will kittens born to mom with URI have URI?

I'd probably use Azithromycin, preferably.

Gloria



On Apr 13, 2009, at 12:23 PM, Laurieskatz wrote:

> Thank-you for this. The five babies were born last night. The mom  
> sounds
> like she has mucous in her throat when she swallows and her purr  
> sounds
> hoarse but there are no other symptoms. The foster mom started l  
> lysine.
> Mama kitty ("Spring") is eating. No discharge from eyes or nose.  
> Symptoms
> have not worsened since she got there Saturday noon so foster mom is  
> hopeful
> this is not a URI. Any thoughts based on symptoms? Still think she  
> should
> treat the mama?
> Thank-you!\
> Laurie
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
> [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of
> patricia.a.elk...@gsk.com
> Sent: Monday, April 13, 2009 12:11 PM
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] OT - will kittens born to mom with URI have  
> URI?
>
> My experience has been that the kittens will get the URI and it can  
> be a
> killer.
> I would personally get the mom on an antibiotic right away and get  
> some
> antibiotic that can
> be given to the kittens from birth.  Just the tiniest amount can save
> kittens.
>
> It is by far the best idea to aggressively treat the mom before the
> kittens are born and not
> wait around while the URI gets worse.  Lots of sick moms will stop  
> nursing
> or licking the kittens at all
> when they get very congested.  And the moms may stop eating so no  
> milk.
> The kittens will have the best chance to survive if the fosterer can  
> get
> the mom through the worst
> of it before the kittens arrive.
>
> Generally, an antibiotic is critical even if the URI is a virus.  A
> vaporizer or humidifier is extremely
> helpful because congestion makes the mom miserable and she may stop  
> eating
> if she can't smell.
> When the fosterer takes her to the vet to get her looked at, they  
> should
> definitely get the vet
> to discuss and prescribe for congestion.
>
> We have just gone through this in my rescue group for several  
> litters in
> which all kittens died.
> I don't want to be too negative but want to get across that it is  
> not a
> time to take a wait and see attitude until they are all very sick.
>
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