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 domesticated!
Christiane Biagi Cell: 914-720-6888 ti...@mindspring.com Volunteer-St. Bernard Parish Animal Shelter http://www.flickr.com/photos/sbpshelter/sets/72157603921945483/ -----Original Message----- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of MaryChristine Sent: Tuesday, August 04, 2009 12:32 PM To: email@example.com 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.... 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 _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org