I have a question about vaccines against FeLeuk itself. I have read that they are not entirely effective, at least not in their current form. Any thoughts?
I mean the ones you give your non-positive cats when mixing with those who actually have it. Thanks-Chris C. From: Margo Sent: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 11:09 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: [Felvtalk] Vaccines . Good morning, > > Do the ones who go outside have possible contact with other cats? If they were vaccinated against panleukopenia after 20 weeks of age, and had at least one booster after a year, I would probably forego future vaccines, except for the one manated by law in most places (rabies). You could even ask your Vet for a rabies waiver for the older cats. Some will, some won't, and in some places it's not legal, but it's worth asking :) I would avoid vaccinating the + cat. > >HTH, > >Margo p.s. Sorry, somehow I missed the part about little contact with strays, so I'd be comfortable with discontinuing vaccines for the oldest cats if they had a series previously. The risk for your others would be mostly for the URIs (RC+C of the FVRCCP), which aren't usually fatal, and I think require cat-cat contact to transmit. Depending on when they were last vaccinated, I would probably do one more with panleuk, as that can remain active in the soil for years. The panluek vaccine is very effective (and I believe for life), but I haven't seen any actual documentation of more than 7 years trials. > >HTH > >>^..^< > >-----Original Message----- >>From: dlg...@windstream.net >>Sent: May 22, 2013 5:17 AM >>To: email@example.com >>Cc: Margo <toomanykitti...@earthlink.net> >>Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction >> >>I have a question re vaccinations> I have 2 15 year olds, one never goes out, she is terrified of outside and the other goes down on the ground to potty and then back to the deck for a snooze in the sun. Another 8 year old goes out very little and another tht stays on the deck. Do they need vaccinations? FELV they need as I have 1 positive cat, but do they need the others as their chances of contracting anything from strays, etc are very slim> . -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org
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