Here are my re-testing experiences: Two individual kittens (separately found, separate fosters, same time period) found approx. 8 weeks old. Each tested "light" positive (sorry, I know it is said there is no such thing but I am stating in case it is of interest and since they coincidentally are the ones we've had go negative) for FELV. Re-tested 4 - 6 weeks later on IFA & Snap tests: both negative for both kittens.
One litter of 4 kittens from double (FIV/FELV) positive Mom. Kittens taken from Mom at approx. 6 weeks of age. All test FIV+; one tests FELV strong positive; one "light" FELV positive; 2 FELV negative. Retested & retested (3 times I think), all cleared the FIV but were FELV+. We had another clear the virus, but was an adult, FIV+ and "light" FELV+, retested 6 weeks later and was negative (positive for FIV only). Now have a gorgeous, sweet, absolutely precious little Siamese girl approx. 6 months old rescued from a terrible neighborhood where she turned up at a colony of mine, she tested FIV+ and "light" FELV positive Saturday, I will post an update in a month or so when she is retested. Again, I am only posting the "light" comments since this is how the info was relayed to me from vets in those cases and in case it is of interest as I know how it is to wonder about every little detail & "what if" as one considers their own complicated rescue situations:( Wishing all the best, Heather On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 1:38 AM, paola cresti <iend...@yahoo.com> wrote: > Hi all, > I volunteer at a kitten rescue organization, and talking about all the > loving, > caring people on this listserv the people at the organization were > wondering for > those who have kittens that were tested positive, how often and how many > (average if you've rescued many) turn out to be negative when/if re-tested > later > on? > > It would be especially good to know in case we rescue kittens that test > positive. Knowing of actual cases and occasions of kittens that turned out > to be > negative when tested later on would help a lot in dealing with possible > cases, > and trying to get them adopted. > > thank you so much in advance, and I hope this gets through, several of my > posts/replies to posts haven't been showing up (on my end anyway) > > Best > > Paola > _______________________________________________ > 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