Ugh! I hate terminology although I do understand some of it from being a
medical transcriber in human medical practice. The gist of the paper is that
using AZT and other human drugs on a cat can be risky and should not be done
except under the control of a veterinary specialist. Your cat could become
jaundiced because most of these drugs have bad side effects on liver and
kidneys if given in too large a dose and no effect in the disease if given in
too small a dose. Why not just wait and see what happens and not subject your
cat to something experimental and possibly dangerous?
Spay and Neuter your cats and dogs and your weird relatives and nasty neighbors
> From: Lance <lini...@fastmail.fm>
>Sent: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 8:47 PM
>Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] treatment before symptoms
>Along those lines, I found this article, "Discovery of drugs that possess
>activity against feline leukemia virus".
>Almost all of the terminology in the paper is beyond me, but what I do
>understand makes me think that we could have potential treatment options for
>FeLV at some point in the near future. These drugs are available now; we just
>need someone to fund (the sticking point, I'm guessing) trials.
>This is my last post for tonight. Probably.
>On Jun 5, 2013, at 8:20 PM, Lance <lini...@fastmail.fm> wrote:
>> I'm wondering if anyone has ever attempted treatment of a potentially
>> infected cat before the cat showed symptoms or tested positive. Would immune
>> boosters help, or would we be playing with fire and possibly making things
>> worse? It seems like a vet who has done a lot of work with FeLV cats might
>> have done this.
>> Along those lines, has anyone actually had a cat on Mega-C who then appeared
>> to suppress or eradicate the virus?
>> I'm kind of thinking out loud here, and hopefully not bugging anyone. It
>> seems to me that the progress of research into FeLV is woefully glacial.
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