i do not believe that this belongs on this list; i have responded privately.

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On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 5:13 PM, Michelle Brockman <teals...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> I said if she is going to retest right away then to use another type of test. 
> Not to NOT re-test.  And yes 90 days is better but it can be done as soon as 
> 60, if you need me to give you references of the 60 day time period from 
> medical journals I'll be more than happy to do that. We used to only rescue 
> FeLV + cats and always retested in 60 days and that was ample time for an 
> accurate result. My vet, who is also FeLV friendly and is greatly respected 
> in my community/county also adheres to the 60 day policy.
> Also, you are coming across in e-mails as very abrasive. You are not the only 
> one that rescues/cares for/knows about FeLV and you should respect other 
> people's perspectives and experiences. I gave her an 'What I would do' 
> scenario based on my personal experiences. I have been on this list for many 
> many years and perhaps do not respond as much as you do but am in no way a 
> novice when it comes to these matters.
> And I do not believe that the cat in question is at risk of being euthanized 
> because of a faulty test result at this point. Yes, it happens in other 
> scenarios and cases but we are not talking about those cases. Not every vet 
> and as time goes on not many vets will have the old snap tests which is why I 
> suggest (as stated in my previous e-mail) sending the blood off to be lab 
> tested to avoid snap test errors. It is not practical for most people with 
> busy lives, especially ones with active 'rescue' careers to call from vet to 
> vet or vet 'hop' to find old tests. Perhaps you should lobby the manufacturer 
> and urge them to improve their test so other cats in different circumstances 
> with ignorant owners and shelter staff have a real chance at life. That is 
> all I have to say about that.
>> From: twelvehousec...@gmail.com
>> Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2010 16:23:20 -0400
>> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
>> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FIV/FELV teen awaiting retest, in heat--Do we spay?
>> michelle, the new test is SO inaccurate that immediate retesting is vital.
>> if you've read this list at all, you know that i'm the biggest
>> proponent on waiting to retest in ordinary situations--and 90 days is
>> the recommended requirement, not 60.
>> but cats are dying and/or being mislabeled and not adopted based on
>> this test ALL OVER THE COUNTRY.
>> that's why it's important to find a vet who has--or can get--some of
>> the OLD tests.
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