Re: [Felvtalk] Immunity to Felv once exposed then test neg?

2010-10-04 Thread jbero tds.net
Nina, I haven't done a recent search on the persistence of felv but judging from the quote you had in your email, I can tell you what it sounds like they think. PCR is a very senstive test for DNA or RNA. Basically you have a probe that attaches to the DNA or RNA of interest. You then amplify

Re: [Felvtalk] Immunity to Felv once exposed then test neg?

2010-10-04 Thread vixenroo
Jenny, I haven't heard back from my specialty vet yet. Something tells me they don't have a definitive answer, probably no one does. It was so kind of you to break down what they are saying on the website I found. You've got me thinking, if Sally tests neg on her second test, it is not

[Felvtalk] Immunity to Felv once exposed then test neg?

2010-10-01 Thread vixenroo
Hello All, This question is for a foster kitten I know of that tested felv+. Her name is Sally and she is only 6 weeks old. Happily the rescue that Sally is with knows enough to test again and Sally is being fostered in the meantime. I'm wondering this, if Sally has tested pos once,

[Felvtalk] Immunity to Felv once exposed then test neg?

2010-10-01 Thread vixenroo
http://veterinarycalendar.dvm360.com/avhc/article/articleDetail.jsp?id=567324sk=date=pageID=2 http://veterinarycalendar.dvm360.com/avhc/article/articleDetail.jsp?id=567324sk=date=pageID=2 I did a quick search and found the above link that talks about exposure and reversion (paragraph excerpt

Re: [Felvtalk] Immunity to Felv once exposed then test neg?

2010-10-01 Thread Sharyl
...@verizon.net wrote: From: vixen...@verizon.net vixen...@verizon.net Subject: [Felvtalk] Immunity to Felv once exposed then test neg? To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date: Friday, October 1, 2010, 1:54 PM Hello All, This question is for a foster kitten I know of that tested felv+.  Her name

Re: [Felvtalk] Immunity to Felv once exposed then test neg?

2010-10-01 Thread vixenroo
Hi Sharyl, I'm sorry for your loss. I can relate to the heartbreak. My first experience with felv was with tiny babies too. Happily one of the 6 kittens was neg, so I got to keep my special Timmy boy with me, (he's over six yrs old and sitting on my lap as I type this). The person who is