POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE, I WILL TAKE THEM. MY VET SAID THAT AS LONG AS THE OTHERS ARE VACCINATED, IT IS OKAY TO MIX. I HAVE BEEN FOR MANY YEARS NOW AND NEVER HAD A NEGATIVE BECOME POSITIVE.
---- Kimber <kimber_shannon2...@yahoo.com> wrote: > A loophole > > There's a loophole that some fortunate kittens are able to slip through. > Consider the journey of littermates Socks and Mr. Jimmers, two young cats who > are available for adoption from the Sanctuary. > First a little background. There are two tests that are used to determine a > cat's FeLV status: a Snap or ELISA, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, and an > IFA, indirect immunofluorescent anitbody assay. Joni explains, "The Snap test > determines if the virus is present in the cat's system, but not at what > stage. A positive on the Snap could mean the cat was recently exposed and > fighting it off, or that the cat is chronically infected." > When these two boys came to the Sanctuary as kittens, they tested faintly > positive for FeLV on the Snap test and positive on the ELISA test. > A positive on the Snap test can mean that the virus hasn’t gotten into the > bone marrow, so they might be able to fight it off. For this reason, this duo > lived at Cat World Headquarters, away from other cats with the virus. In > time, they tested negative for FeLV on both tests. > > Kimber Brantley _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org