absolutely, tad, and what's worse, is that it's still happening with FIVs, even, with less rationale.
if so many vets weren't themselves ignorant of the research, and the fact that for many YEARS, all the textbooks and associations have said never to make a life-or-death decision on an asymptomatic cat without a second test, we could go to the state vet assns and try to make a case for willful ignorance. but it's the professionals who are often the worse: just last month, in wichita, KS, a vet who tested a kitten and got a positive result flipped out, ranting about how she would have to close down her clinic for 48 hours to fumigate it; she and her staff were running around wiping down everything in the room, even tho the kitten hadn't been on those surfaces. i don't know how to fight this level of professional ignorance, nor how to expect shelters and rescues to know any better. -- 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