i do not believe that this belongs on this list; i have responded privately.
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) 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: email@example.com >> 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. > > _______________________________________________ > 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