Most studies deal only with domestic or trapped ferals who already have been
tested for FELV.  I've always felt that any real study should include
sampling ALL cats, domestic and ferals and specifically exclude any cats
already testing post.  My suspicion is that this virus is a lot more
prevalent than anyone knows.  Just that statistical data would once and for
all bring to light the fact that is NOT as deadly as current studies seem to
imply.  Consider the fact that its been around since the dinosaurs.  If it
were that deadly, then all cats would have died even before they were

Christiane Biagi
Cell:  914-720-6888 
Volunteer-St. Bernard Parish Animal Shelter 

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of MaryChristine
Sent: Tuesday, August 04, 2009 12:32 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] How to long to separate negative/positive kitties?

in terms of reducing stress while separating them, you can put up a
screen door--unless becca is sneezing vociferously there's no chance
of virus transmission (bodily fluids and all), but the kitties can all
see one another, sniff one another, play pawsies under the door if you
leave an inch, and not feel totally isolated.

sadly, we who have FeLVs are the ones who tend to be more up-to-date
on the research than most professionals because we have the emotional
investment in being so. if we're lucky, we have vets who are willing
to learn along with us. believe that NONE of us would do anything to
harm our furry ones if we did not believe that actual life experience,
not just what research, shows. (hard to do longitudinal research when
the research population is routinely killed, remember.)

Spay & Neuter Your Neighbors!
Maybe That'll Make The Difference....

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