i do know that there are different strains, but really haven't encountered this before--so anything you send to the list will be gratefully digested!
On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 4:17 PM, jbero tds.net <jb...@tds.net> wrote: > 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 > -- 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