I worked a hoarding case with 26 unvaccinated cats. 3 of them turned out to be FeLV positive. We quarantined the remaining cats for 6 months & none showed up FeLV positive after the 6 months. I was amazed.
Beth Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org --- On Mon, 3/14/11, Maureen Olvey <molvey...@hotmail.com> wrote: From: Maureen Olvey <molvey...@hotmail.com> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Any advice appreciated. To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Monday, March 14, 2011, 10:48 PM My FIV cat has never been vaccinated against FeLV which is why I assumed he would get it from the other kitty. Doesn't make sense. Oh well, I'm glad he didn't get it. Maureen > To: email@example.com > From: create_me_...@yahoo.com > Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2011 02:26:16 +0000 > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Any advice appreciated. > > My FIV cat lived on and off for 10 years with FeLV cats & never got it. Of > coarse he was vaccinated. > Beth > Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry > > -----Original Message----- > From: Maureen Olvey <molvey...@hotmail.com> > Sender: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org > Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2011 20:18:40 > To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Reply-To: email@example.com > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Any advice appreciated. > > > Matter of fact, I have an FIV + cat living with me that hasn't contracted the > FeLV. I'm not quite sure how that has happened because he should have gotten > it right away. I'm going to have him tested a couple more times over the > next few months to be sure. Maybe FeLV isn't as contagious as they say. I'm > still shaking my head on that one. > > “I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are > profitable to the human race or doesn’t….the pain which it inflicts upon > unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me > sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further.” – Mark Twain > > > > > Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2011 14:26:53 -0700 > > From: jgonza...@pacbell.net > > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Any advice appreciated. > > > > I realize now that I did not address the concern you posted about. I felt > > the need to educate you about the testing protocol for FELV because I would > > hate to see you cage a cat for 3 months that may not even be infected with > > the virus. You cannot consider a cat persistently viremic until they test > > positive on the IFA test. > > > > If it turns out the cat you rescued is really FELV positive, she is not > > going to transmit the virus to your other cats through some chance > > encounter. It would take prolonged contact with your other cats to infect > > them with the virus. Even if they had prolonged contact, it does not mean > > your other cats would get the virus. Some cats are able to build an immune > > response and fight off the virus. I rescued a cat over the summer that > > tested positive on the combo snap test and the ELISA test but tested > > negative on the IFA. Thirty days later, he tested negative on the snap > > test, the ELISA test and continued to test negative on the IFA test. As a > > precaution, we tested again 30 days later, and he continued to test > > negative on all three tests. His body built an immune defense and fought > > off the virus > > > > --- On Mon, 3/14/11, Jannes Taylor <jannestay...@yahoo.com> wrote: > > > > > > From: Jannes Taylor <jannestay...@yahoo.com> > > Subject: [Felvtalk] Any advice appreciated. > > To: email@example.com > > Date: Monday, March 14, 2011, 1:50 PM > > > > > > Hello, > > I rescued a stray two weeks ago. Took her to the vet a week ago and they > > said > > she was FELV positive. She was starving when I found her, but she has > > gained > > weight and is looking good. Her eyes just glisten and she seems healthy. > > The vet > > said she was about a year old. She only weighed six pounds last week. I did > > not > > have the heart to euthanize her when she is not suffering. However, I have > > three healthy cats upstairs and I live in constant fear that they will > > escape to > > the basement where this cat we now call Amber is staying. I keep her in a > > nice > > cage during most of the time and let her out to get her exercise in the > > basement > > about four hours per day. My husband is building her a 8' long x 4' wide x > > 6' > > tall cage so she will have more room I do hate keeping her caged up, but > > don't > > have a choice. She is very sweet and it is just a sad situation. I tried to > > find > > a home for her but no one seems to want a cat with her issues. We are > > trying to > > be very cautious regarding the other cats, but it is does make me fearful. > > I plan to have her rested in three months. I am so new to this situation, > > so any > > comments or ideas are much appreciated. > > Jannes > > > > > > > >_______________________________________________ > > 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 > > _______________________________________________ > 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 _______________________________________________ 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