Re: [Felvtalk] Epogen? Interfuron?

2010-03-18 Thread Sharyl
but many cats respond to a treatment plan. Sharyl --- On Wed, 3/17/10, Amy awilkin...@yahoo.com wrote: From: Amy awilkin...@yahoo.com Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Epogen? Interfuron? To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 10:22 PM Amy, I have not used epogen for a CRF

Re: [Felvtalk] Epogen? Interfuron?

2010-03-18 Thread Amy
Hi Belinda,    I'll give her the benefit of the doubt, but what exactly is she basing her information that FeLV+'s have such a bad experience with using epogen, because I have not heard of any studies that have been done on this to bear that out and if there is one I would like the

Re: [Felvtalk] Epogen? Interfuron?

2010-03-17 Thread Amy
...@bemikitties.com wrote: From: Belinda Sauro ma...@bemikitties.com Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Epogen? Interfuron? To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 12:58 AM    Amy,   This vet is either flat out lying or isn't using it correctly. It is very rare but a cat can

Re: [Felvtalk] Epogen? Interfuron?

2010-03-17 Thread Belinda Sauro
I'll give her the benefit of the doubt, but what exactly is she basing her information that FeLV+'s have such a bad experience with using epogen, because I have not heard of any studies that have been done on this to bear that out and if there is one I would like the reference so I can look

Re: [Felvtalk] Epogen? Interfuron?

2010-03-17 Thread Belinda Sauro
Here is some good info on anemia, it is from the CRF site but it explains some of the blood work results of an anemic cat and what they mean and anemia is anemia: http://www.felinecrf.org/anaemia.htm#reticulocytes -- Belinda happiness is being owned by cats ... http://bemikitties.com

Re: [Felvtalk] Epogen? Interfuron?

2010-03-17 Thread Hotmail Junk
ma...@bemikitties.com wrote: From: Belinda Sauro ma...@bemikitties.com Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Epogen? Interfuron? To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 12:58 AM Amy, This vet is either flat out lying or isn't using it correctly. It is very rare but a cat can have

Re: [Felvtalk] Epogen? Interfuron?

2010-03-17 Thread Sharyl
are producing erythropoietin. Sharyl --- On Wed, 3/17/10, Amy awilkin...@yahoo.com wrote: From: Amy awilkin...@yahoo.com Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Epogen? Interfuron? To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 9:00 AM Hi Belinda, I do know Bailey's story well and honestly you

Re: [Felvtalk] Epogen? Interfuron?

2010-03-17 Thread Amy
Amy, I have not used epogen for a CRF or FeLV kitty though I have had both with anemia.  There is a Yahoo Anemia group that may be able to answer some of your questions about the risks of using epogen or Darbepoetin. http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/Feline_Anemia/ I was part of this

Re: [Felvtalk] Epogen? Interfuron?

2010-03-17 Thread Amy
: [Felvtalk] Epogen? Interfuron? To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 11:55 AM PS.  Has she tested his iron to see if that is low, many anemic acts are low in iron? -- Belinda happiness is being owned by cats ... http://bemikitties.com http://BelindaSauro.com

[Felvtalk] Epogen? Interfuron?

2010-03-16 Thread Frank Sue Koren
Hello all; Casper is my symptomatic cat that became positive because I mixed my positives and negatives. I wondered if somehow I had missed his vaccinataion last year. I asked the vet to double check and as I thought he was not even due for his next vaccination until April. Anyway, he is now

Re: [Felvtalk] Epogen? Interfuron?

2010-03-16 Thread Hotmail Junk
When gray cat was first diagnosed his hct was at 9. He is currently on a very high dose of Pred a chemo drug called Chlorambucil. We are getting ready to take him off the chemo drug start cyclosporin once again try to slowly reduce his pred. We did interferon LTCI injections. He test

Re: [Felvtalk] Epogen? Interfuron?

2010-03-16 Thread Ashley Vanover
When Kong was first diagnosed his count was at 7 and he had two blood transfusions to get him back up to a healthy level. He has nonregenerative anemia. He's been on a gradually decreasing dosage of pred and a week on/week off schedule of 1ml of Interferon for the past 6 months. He gets

Re: [Felvtalk] Epogen? Interfuron?

2010-03-16 Thread MaryChristine
sue, was casper ever double tested to make sure he was actually negative? a single negative test means no more than a single positive test does: unless we know for sure when the last possible date of exposure was, and do a final test 90-120 days after that, we cannot know that any cat is truly

Re: [Felvtalk] Epogen? Interfuron?

2010-03-16 Thread Hotmail Junk
Thankfully, my Gray Kitty, has been negative for over 7-8 months now. All specialists have said we can now stop testing him monthly. Sent from my iPhone On Mar 16, 2010, at 4:23 PM, MaryChristine twelvehousec...@gmail.com wrote: sue, was casper ever double tested to make sure he was

Re: [Felvtalk] Epogen? Interfuron?

2010-03-16 Thread Frank Sue Koren
: MaryChristine twelvehousec...@gmail.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Tuesday, March 16, 2010 7:23 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Epogen? Interfuron? sue, was casper ever double tested to make sure he was actually negative? a single negative test means no more than a single positive test does: unless

Re: [Felvtalk] Epogen? Interfuron?

2010-03-16 Thread Amy
/10, Frank Sue Koren fs...@roadrunner.com wrote: From: Frank Sue Koren fs...@roadrunner.com Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Epogen? Interfuron? To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 8:59 PM I can't remember now what the time frame was. He was tested at his first vet visit