YES!!  felv fiv and heartworms.  that's what they used on all my cats!

On Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 8:24 AM, Beth <create_me_...@yahoo.com> wrote:

>  Is this the one that checks for heartworms also? Our shelter stopped
> using those because we found themunreliable.
>
> Beth
>  Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org <http://www.furkids.org/>
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> *From:* SomeWhere Sam <sin...@sbcglobal.net>
> *To:* felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> *Cc:* felvpositivec...@yahoogroups.com
> *Sent:* Thursday, August 25, 2011 4:34 PM
> *Subject:* [Felvtalk] Fw: [feral-cat-chat] Interesting information about
> the Felv Snap test...PLEASE READ
>
>  Forwarded from the Feral Cat Chat list
>
> Somewhere Sam
>
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> *From:* "ethnedra...@yahoo.com" <ethnedra...@yahoo.com>
> *To:* Cindy Sikes <sike...@verizon.net>; Tess Robinson <
> tessheyw...@gmail.com>; feral-cat-c...@yahoogroups.com
> *Sent:* Thu, August 25, 2011 3:15:53 PM
> *Subject:* [feral-cat-chat] Interesting information about the Felv Snap
> test...PLEASE READ
>
>
>
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> *From: *"Val Garcia" <va...@cox.net>
> *Sender: *dc-res...@yahoogroups.com
> *Date: *Thu, 25 Aug 2011 16:15:08 -0400
> *To: *Val Garcia<va...@cox.net>
> *ReplyTo: *dc-res...@yahoogroups.com
> *Subject: *[DC-Rescue] . Some very interesting information about the Felv
> Snap test...PLEASE READ
>
>
>  Very very interesting about the Snap test….  I wonder how many have
> unnecessarily put to sleep…
>
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>  I just learned some very interesting information about FELV.  ???  had
> three cats test positive for it, when they knew that it was very unlikely (
> neither the mother nor any of the other kittens in the litter tested
> positive, after repeated tests and they had the mother with them for a while
> before birth. One of the vet volunteers followed up. She had blood drawn at
> Caring Hands Vet and sent to Auburn University College of Veterinary
> medicine Pathology Diagnostic Services , which does some different tests, at
> about $30 cost.
>
> Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine Pathobiology Diagnostic
> services says that the Idexx SNAP test can cause a positive result because
> some cats have a reaction to the cat serum in the test. They did two other
> tests on all three cats using a blood test called IFA as well as by another
> ELISA test called Symbiotics Viracheck. All three cats tested negative on
> both tests. And they concluded that they had reacted to the serum used in
> the Idexx SNAP test!!
>
> Also we should get the word out that the Idexx tests can cause false
> positives>
>
> The number of the Auburn University facility is 334-844-2690
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*Marcia Baronda*
*Baronda Supplies & Service, Inc.*
*1550 S 2700 Rd.*
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