Yeah, it's felv type c. You know how there are three types A and B being those transmitted and C being the mutated form that primarily causes disease. Let me see if I can find a good paper.
Jenny On 4/20/10, MaryChristine <twelvehousec...@gmail.com> wrote: > > jeni, i have NEVER seen or heard about mutated versions of FeLV--FeCoV, > yes, > which mutates into FIP. but this is something completely new, and i would > like to see some backing for the statement. > > there is significant research that implies that many truly positive FeLVs > NEVER become symptomatic, and that they are NOT contagious--the 2008 AAFP > guidelines show the citations for this, and it is NOT new research, just > ignored. > > i have also never seen any ACTUAL data proving the latency theory: with > cats > who are never retested after a negative test, there's no way that we will > ever know that the cat wasn't positive all over. there has just not been > enough research done to know how long a truly positive cat DOES shed the > virus. they DO have a pretty good idea of that with FeCoV, because it's so > common (over 100 strains, i believe). i guess i want a definition of > latent: yes, a positive can go years without becoming symptomatic, and if > that's all it means, fine. however, i've been seeing if used for cats who > only test negative once.... > > more input, as they say! > > MC > -- > 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