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
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> > Maybe That'll Make The Difference....
> >
> > MaryChristine
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> www.purebredcats.org
> > )
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