Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon

2016-10-31 Thread Amani Oakley
ubject: Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon Ardy >From my research, I see that Doxycycline is found to interfere with RNA >replication, which is how viruses reproduce. Thus, my theory (based on my >observations of what happened with my FeLV little boy AND weekly blood work) >is that wi

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon

2016-10-31 Thread Armstrong-Brown, Sheila DDS Timonium
sick. The iFA test was positive also. I only had him since February when he strayed in. From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Amani Oakley Sent: Saturday, October 29, 2016 3:05 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon Ardy >F

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon

2016-10-30 Thread Amani Oakley
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon Thanks Amani, I will save this email so I can review it later if necessary. You have guided so many pet-loving care givers in their fight against FeLV, it might not be a bad idea for you to type up your guidelines so you can just

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon

2016-10-30 Thread Ardy Robertson
yesterday and twice today, so progress is being made there too. Ardy From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Amani Oakley Sent: Saturday, October 29, 2016 2:05 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon Ardy >From

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon

2016-10-30 Thread Ardy Robertson
: Saturday, October 29, 2016 5:32 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon My take on Interferon was not that it is meant to be a specific treatment or "cure" for anything, just keep them alive by helping with their immune system. I have two on it, and they

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon

2016-10-29 Thread Amani Oakley
ree to my attempts to address each of these problems in turn. Amani From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Ardy Robertson Sent: October-28-16 10:45 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon I did use Interferon for my Tigger. I also gave it

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon

2016-10-29 Thread Margo
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Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon

2016-10-28 Thread Ardy Robertson
Sent: Friday, October 28, 2016 6:35 AM To: 'felvtalk@felineleukemia.org' <felvtalk@felineleukemia.org> Subject: [Felvtalk] Interferon Has anyone used this Interferon before on an FELV cat? I started Skylar on that. he is not sick but since the IFA test was also positive, I wanted to gi

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon

2016-10-28 Thread Armstrong-Brown, Sheila DDS Timonium
, 2016 10:23 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon As long as he is eating, that is good news, but I agree with you that you want to get in front of any looming anemia, and the Winstrol does a good job of that in many cases. Amani From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon

2016-10-28 Thread Amani Oakley
Sent: October-28-16 10:20 AM To: 'felvtalk@felineleukemia.org' Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon Ok, thanks. My 2nd job is at a vets office so he works with me. Skylar is healthy right now and eating like a pig. So I hope he keeps that up. I won't use it until after I see what his blood work

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon

2016-10-28 Thread Armstrong-Brown, Sheila DDS Timonium
Of Amani Oakley Sent: Friday, October 28, 2016 10:14 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon I usually use it in pill form - 1 mg 2x a day, though some vets get it in liquid form. Winstrol is also known as Stanazolol. Warning: you are new to this group so you may

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon

2016-10-28 Thread Amani Oakley
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Armstrong-Brown, Sheila DDS Timonium Sent: October-28-16 9:27 AM To: 'felvtalk@felineleukemia.org' Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon Is that a liquid? From a vets office? From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon

2016-10-28 Thread Armstrong-Brown, Sheila DDS Timonium
Is that a liquid? From a vets office? From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Amani Oakley Sent: Friday, October 28, 2016 9:26 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon I also used LTCI before moving on to Winstrol. I had my cat

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon

2016-10-28 Thread Amani Oakley
Of Armstrong-Brown, Sheila DDS Timonium Sent: October-28-16 9:24 AM To: 'felvtalk@felineleukemia.org' Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon Ok thank you, I will check with the vet about that one today. If he is anemic, I am thinking of checking into the Lymphocyte T-cell immunodulator. Thanks

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon

2016-10-28 Thread Armstrong-Brown, Sheila DDS Timonium
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon Sheila I haven't had any effect from using Interferon on a FeLV cat, but others in this group have. However, if Skyler's gums are white, it sounds very much like he is anemic. If the Interferon isn't helping, I suggest

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon

2016-10-28 Thread Amani Oakley
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Armstrong-Brown, Sheila DDS Timonium Sent: October-28-16 7:35 AM To: 'felvtalk@felineleukemia.org' Subject: [Felvtalk] Interferon Has anyone used this Interferon before on an FELV cat? I started Skylar on that. he is not sick but since the IFA

[Felvtalk] Interferon

2016-10-28 Thread Armstrong-Brown, Sheila DDS Timonium
Has anyone used this Interferon before on an FELV cat? I started Skylar on that. he is not sick but since the IFA test was also positive, I wanted to give him a booster to his immune system so he will hopefully not get sick. I heard it wasn't as effective after 3 months use. It's 7 days on

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon

2016-10-08 Thread Tina Terrell
Thank you so much. Do you happen to know what pharmaceutical company? On Oct 8, 2016 2:16 PM, "Amani Oakley" wrote: > Tina > > > > Check on line. I think I ordered it from a vet pharmaceutical company and > had it delivered to my vets (with their cooperation and

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon

2016-10-08 Thread Amani Oakley
Tina Check on line. I think I ordered it from a vet pharmaceutical company and had it delivered to my vets (with their cooperation and assistance). Amani From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Tina Terrell Sent: October-08-16 3:14 PM To:

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon and retrovir

2016-05-20 Thread Roxanne Smith
y, May 19, 2016 5:50 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon and retrovir #yiv1129989914 #yiv1129989914 -- DIV {margin:0px;}#yiv1129989914 OH! Retrovir is AZT.   No, I decided against that. I do have immunoreglin in reserve... Margo -Original Message- From: Roxanne Smith Sent: May 19

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon and retrovir

2016-05-19 Thread Amani Oakley
Of Margo Sent: May-19-16 6:50 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon and retrovir OH! Retrovir is AZT. No, I decided against that. I do have immunoreglin in reserve... Margo -Original Message- From: Roxanne Smith Sent: May 19, 2016 5:48 PM To: felvtalk

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon and retrovir

2016-05-19 Thread Margo
OH! Retrovir is AZT. No, I decided against that.I do have immunoreglin in reserve...Margo-Original Message- From: Roxanne Smith <rescuek9li...@sbcglobal.net> Sent: May 19, 2016 5:48 PM To: felvtalk <felvtalk@felineleukemia.org> Subject: [Felvtalk] Interferon and retrovir I ma

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon and retrovir

2016-05-19 Thread Margo
ection.HTH,Margo-Original Message- From: Roxanne Smith <rescuek9li...@sbcglobal.net> Sent: May 19, 2016 5:48 PM To: felvtalk <felvtalk@felineleukemia.org> Subject: [Felvtalk] Interferon and retrovir I may have asked this question before. However I am going to ask again

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon and retrovir

2016-05-19 Thread Amani Oakley
5:49 PM To: felvtalk Subject: [Felvtalk] Interferon and retrovir I may have asked this question before. However I am going to ask again. Anyone have success with these drugs. ___ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http

[Felvtalk] Interferon and retrovir

2016-05-19 Thread Roxanne Smith
I may have asked this question before. However I am going to ask again. Anyone have success with these drugs.___ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org

[Felvtalk] Interferon Alpha,

2014-06-03 Thread Jetty Dijkshoorn
Good day to you, I am new to your forum. 2 weeks ago a sweet tomcat decided that he wanted to join our group of 6 cats. Since umber 7 seemed a bit too much I found him a new owner but before given her this lovely guy. I went for a check up at the vet. He saw that he suffered from amnesia and

[Felvtalk] Interferon Alpha,

2014-06-03 Thread Jetty Dijkshoorn
Good day to you, I am new to your forum. 2 weeks ago a sweet tomcat decided that he wanted to join our group of 6 cats. Since umber 7 seemed a bit too much I found him a new owner but before given her this lovely guy. I went for a check up at the vet. He saw that he suffered from amnesia and

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon Alpha,

2014-06-03 Thread Lance
Hi Jetty, You might check here for interferon alpha: http://www.roadrunnerpharmacy.com Road Runner is an American pharmacy that specializes in medicine for animals. I have ordered interferon alpha from them a number of times. I am surprised that interferon alpha, a human product, would be

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon Alpha,

2014-06-03 Thread Jetty Dijkshoorn
Hi Lance, thanks so much for your reply, very much appreciated. I checked on the internet and found 10 ug at eur 152,00 at a webshop. Is that a price which sounds reasonable to you as I have no clue at all. Talked to my vet this afternoon and he was not that positive about using interferon.

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon Alpha,

2014-06-03 Thread Lance
You’re welcome. I only wish I could help more. 30ml of interferon alpha costs me about $45 in the US. That includes shipping, I think. How is the tomcat’s anemia? Did the vet run new blood work to see if his feeling better correlates to a rise in red blood cell values? Interferon alpha could

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon Alpha,

2014-06-03 Thread Marsha
Hi Jetty, Virbagen Omega is recombinant feline interferon, a much better choice than human interferon. Somewhat expensive, I think. A 5-pack of 10MU is approximately 430 Euros from Abbeyvet exporter in the UK. Here is a link to the exporter. Only a veterinarian can place the order, but

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon Alpha,

2014-06-03 Thread Jetty Dijkshoorn
Dear Lance, Thanks again for all your help. I am considering to give him the Virbagen Omega. He is only a very tiny guy so the costs would be ok. My vet is not convinced about the effect of interferon and that in respect to the total cost, he wanted to try the cheaper way first. Wally is really

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon Alpha,

2014-06-03 Thread Lance
Don’t worry. Your vet would have to order any of these drugs for you, so you won’t be the only one involved in the decision. Here in America, we still have vets who advocate euthanizing these cats. If I had euthanized my Ember when I discovered she was FeLV+, I would have missed out on over

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon

2012-10-15 Thread dlgegg
of tumors. In my cat's case it was too late when we found it but I'm glad to know that in case something comes up in the future. Maureen Sent from my HTC Inspire™ 4G on ATT - Reply message - From: Terri Brown To: Subject: [Felvtalk] Interferon Date: Fri, Oct 12, 2012 3:23 pm I used interferon

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon

2012-10-15 Thread Maureen Olvey
@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon CC: molvey...@hotmail.com That is the way it was with Nitnoy. We never really had the time to decide on treatment before she was gone. I keep thinking there is something I missed and should have seen. molvey...@hotmail.com wrote: Lisa

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon

2012-10-13 Thread molveywda
- From: Terri Brown siggies...@hotmail.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: [Felvtalk] Interferon Date: Fri, Oct 12, 2012 3:23 pm I used interferon with Salome'. I started her on it when she was about 3 years old, and I gave it to her as often as I could get a hold of it. Salome' lived

[Felvtalk] Interferon

2012-10-12 Thread Lisa Conner
Hi All, I think everyone was so hung up with this politcal debate, no one saw my 2 questions on Interferon and the length of years a Felv + cat has lived. Ok- so, I joined when my 9 + year old boy, Prancer became very sick..literally overnight. He breathing was extremely labored and I

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon

2012-10-12 Thread Maryam Ulomi
Thank you for trying to bring everyone back on topic. I'm very new to this forum but would love to hear from anyone who can talk more about interferon. Maryam Sent from my iPhone. On Oct 12, 2012, at 13:48, Lisa Conner lisa.con...@syniverse.com wrote: Hi All, I think everyone was

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon

2012-10-12 Thread HIDEYO YAMAMOTO
will eventually develop antibody to the interferon -Have you considered using LTCI? Hideyo CC: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org From: ava...@gmail.com Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2012 13:55:47 -0400 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon Thank you for trying to bring everyone back on topic

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon

2012-10-12 Thread Terri Brown
:48 PM Subject: [Felvtalk] Interferon Hi All, I think everyone was so hung up with this politcal debate, no one saw my 2 questions on Interferon and the length of years a Felv + cat has lived. Ok- so, I joined when my 9 + year old boy, Prancer became very sick

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon

2012-10-12 Thread Christy Buchin
My cat Gray Kitty was diagnosed with FeLV and severe anemia. Thank you for a specialist we found, our family vet, Interferon, LTCI, steroids, two blood transfusions, splenectomy, etc., he tests negative is almost off steroids. UC Davis now has asked to use him in their study the specialist is

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon

2012-10-12 Thread dlgegg
Saw it, but so far I have been lucky and had no experience with it. Lisa Conner lisa.con...@syniverse.com wrote: Hi All, I think everyone was so hung up with this politcal debate, no one saw my 2 questions on Interferon and the length of years a Felv + cat has lived. Ok-

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon

2012-10-12 Thread Christiane Biagi
YAMAMOTO Sent: Friday, October 12, 2012 2:57 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon Hi Just as FYI - what your kitty, Prancer had was mediastinal lymphoma - and it is actually one of the most tretable cancers of all - it's common among Felk positive kitties - steroid

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon

2012-10-12 Thread Beth
, October 12, 2012 3:52 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon My cat Gray Kitty was diagnosed with FeLV and severe anemia. Thank you for a specialist we found, our family vet, Interferon, LTCI, steroids, two blood transfusions, splenectomy, etc., he tests negative is almost off steroids. UC Davis

Re: [Felvtalk] interferon strength and source

2012-02-20 Thread KG BarnCats
Hi, I have rescued several cats that are FELV or FIV+. My vet is willing to prescribe interferon but she never had anyone use it before and she doesn't doesn't know what strength to prescribe? Please let me know a good place to order it from, too. I need the largest size bottle, I guess,

Re: [Felvtalk] interferon strength and source

2012-02-20 Thread Beth
My vet got it frozen. Amazing your vet isn't researching this for you. Makes me wonder about vets... ___ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] interferon strength and source

2012-02-20 Thread dlgegg
They are stuck in a rut. My vet tries to keep up , and when I bring something to his attenton, he follows up on it. Beth create_me_...@yahoo.com wrote: My vet got it frozen. Amazing your vet isn't researching this for you. Makes me wonder about vets...

[Felvtalk] interferon alpha injected?

2011-10-09 Thread Gloria B. Lane
One of the vets here told someone with an FELV cat, that she could use interferon alpha as an injection. He didn't mention low dose ORAL interferon alpha. It's been my understanding that the interferon was absorbed in the back of the throat. Has anyone used interferon alpha as an

Re: [Felvtalk] interferon alpha injected?

2011-10-09 Thread gary
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: [Felvtalk] interferon alpha injected? One of the vets here told someone with an FELV cat, that she could use interferon alpha as an injection. He didn't mention low dose ORAL interferon alpha. It's been my understanding that the interferon was absorbed

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon - darn Andy!!

2010-12-16 Thread Alice Flowers
Poor Andy!! He can be a little tongue in cheek at times, but believe me-he has been there with the most compassion and kind words when we were struggling to keep our sweet babies alive. He loves his kitties as much, if not more than most I know-which probably helped him to be the best people

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon

2010-12-10 Thread Andy Domek
Aggie has had interferon every day of her life since I've had her (for 6 and a half years) and has had no noticeable side effects. But--she is still alive and happy, so I suppose you could consider that a side-effect. Might also be chalked up to good luck, but I'm sure the Interferon hasn't

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon

2010-12-10 Thread brenda_osbourne
when dealing with what has the potential to be a very toxic drug. I thank everyone else who has shared their stories and experiences. Brenda From: oxjake...@hotmail.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2010 19:05:00 + Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon Aggie has

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon

2010-12-10 Thread Andy Domek
Hi Brenda, I had zero intention of being sarcastic! I know you are just researching what is best for your baby, and I know how scary this is. I meant no disrespect to you, or anyone else. In thinking back over Aggie's life, I was honestly trying to think of anything that might be

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon

2010-12-10 Thread Gloria B. Lane
A friend of mine has an FELV cat (along with another non FELV cat; they're buddies). She's had the FELV kitty on interferon alpha for several years - kitty has done extremely well. Gloria On Dec 10, 2010, at 1:05 PM, Andy Domek wrote: Aggie has had interferon every day of her life

[Felvtalk] interferon

2010-06-28 Thread Stacy Zacher
: [Felvtalk] Interferon Message-ID: 1cd001a54f7a454192b565f3726dc...@matrixmpc Content-Type: text/plain; format=flowed; charset=iso-8859-1;     reply-type=original According to Island Pharmacy - they use to compound a lot of interferon, but no longer do it - it was not recommended to freeze

[Felvtalk] Interferon

2010-06-27 Thread Stacy Zacher
Hi: I received a bottle of interferon from my vet. He told me it was a 90 day supply but it says discard after 30 days on the bottle. I know many posts have said that you draw it up into syringes and then freeze and I know it doesn't last long.  I'm guessing I need to do that but my vet told

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon

2010-06-27 Thread Hotmail Junk
We paid for it at my Vets office and as we needed it, he made a batch for us and we kept it in the fridge. It wad fine. Sent from my iPhone On Jun 27, 2010, at 11:13 AM, Stacy Zacher stacy_zac...@yahoo.com wrote: Hi: I received a bottle of interferon from my vet. He told me it was a

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon

2010-06-27 Thread Sharyl
Stacy, here is a link to info on the gel caps http://members.verizon.net/~vze2r6qt/supplies/gelcaps.htm Sorry, can't help with your other questions Sharyl --- On Sun, 6/27/10, Stacy Zacher stacy_zac...@yahoo.com wrote: From: Stacy Zacher stacy_zac...@yahoo.com Subject: [Felvtalk] Interferon

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon

2010-06-27 Thread gary
...@yahoo.com Sent: Sunday, June 27, 2010 1:13 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: [Felvtalk] Interferon Hi: I received a bottle of interferon from my vet. He told me it was a 90 day supply but it says discard after 30 days on the bottle. I know many posts have said that you draw it up

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon

2010-06-27 Thread Gloria Lane
. Most of the syringes listed as oral syringes will not accept a needle, so they are not dual purpose. Gary -- From: Stacy Zacher stacy_zac...@yahoo.com Sent: Sunday, June 27, 2010 1:13 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: [Felvtalk

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon

2010-06-27 Thread gary
-- From: Gloria Lane gbl...@aristotle.net Sent: Sunday, June 27, 2010 5:37 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon So Island doesn't sell it anymore? There's also 3 on 3 off protocol. I used to do daily tho. Gloria Sent from my iPhone On Jun 27

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon

2010-06-27 Thread Gloria B. Lane
: Sunday, June 27, 2010 5:37 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon So Island doesn't sell it anymore? There's also 3 on 3 off protocol. I used to do daily tho. Gloria Sent from my iPhone On Jun 27, 2010, at 4:45 PM, gary gcru...@centurytel.net wrote: According

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon

2010-06-27 Thread gary
if you froze the extra. I thought the info in the lasaer treatments was very interesting. Gary -- From: Gloria B. Lane gbl...@aristotle.net Sent: Sunday, June 27, 2010 8:42 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon Thanks

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon

2010-06-27 Thread Gloria B. Lane
treatments was very interesting. Gary -- From: Gloria B. Lane gbl...@aristotle.net Sent: Sunday, June 27, 2010 8:42 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon Thanks, Gary! I looked at the Franck web site, not a great web

[Felvtalk] interferon storage/dilution

2010-06-15 Thread Stacy Zacher
Hi: My vet looked into getting interferon omega from Europe for Spanky. It turns out that it would be about $1000-$2000 and would take 6-8 weeks AND that doesn't even mean it would be shipped so that we can be sure it remains stable (it cannot be warm at all).  Thus, we are going to go with

Re: [Felvtalk] interferon storage/dilution

2010-06-15 Thread Hotmail Junk
Stacy, Our vet stored it in his refrigerator mixed a bottle for us as we needed I kept it in our refrigerator. We used both interferon and LTCI at the same time. We did not follow the standard protocol. So far he is testing negative for FeLV now. Because we have tried many different

Re: [Felvtalk] interferon storage/dilution

2010-06-15 Thread gary
Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 4:08 PM To: Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: [Felvtalk] interferon storage/dilution Hi: My vet looked into getting interferon omega from Europe for Spanky. It turns out that it would be about $1000-$2000 and would take 6-8 weeks AND that doesn't even mean it would

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon And Other Medicine Questions

2009-11-29 Thread Hotmail Junk
I had my cat on Interferon, LTCI, and Pred. He was given the death sentence by a University Vet, sent home to die. That was over a year ago. He is now FeLV negative, which we were told it was in his bone marrow. We are working on research and trials of different meds for anemia. The high

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon And Other Medicine Questions

2009-11-29 Thread Gary
Do you have a website or something detailing your research, testing data, etc.? What trials for anemia are you involved with? Is your cat on any medications now? Was your cat on Interferon alpha or FOI? If on alpha, was he at the usual 30 unit dosage? How many LTCI shots did he have before

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon And Other Medicine Questions

2009-11-29 Thread Ashley Vanover
I would be grateful for any more information you could provide as your cat's situation sounds so much like my little Kong's. Bless you for being willing to spend so much money on searching for treatment. It is people like you who are going to make a difference and help us all find new and

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon And Other Medicine Questions

2009-11-29 Thread Hotmail Junk
There has been no rhyme or reason as to why Gray Kitty has been through so much. He is such a fighter! We hope to use any succesful treatment we find, to share and educate. We work on the anemia right now and am going to try a new drug that has less side effects than the current high

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon And Other Medicine Questions

2009-11-29 Thread Hotmail Junk
Gary, At the moment all our data and graphing is on excel spreadsheets that we email weekly to the specialist I Michigan. Between he and our family vet, we adjust the pred dosage. We are currently reviewing some new meds with less side effects, for his anemia. He was on the interferon,

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon And Other Medicine Questions

2009-11-24 Thread Ashley Vanover
Hi Crystal, I just started my cat on Interferon a few weeks ago. He is in the last stages of FeLV (it's in his bone marrow and he has non regenerative anemia), and I think I've seen some improvements in him. Nothing dramatic, but if it can help a cat that was given less than 3 weeks to

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon And Other Medicine Questions

2009-11-24 Thread mitchell
I know that interferon is not an approved treatment for FeLV cats. There is an approved treatment in the US, it is LTCI. You can get more information about it on the company's website www.imulan.com. Hope this information is helpful. On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 10:15 AM, Crystal Proper

[Felvtalk] Interferon And Other Medicine Questions

2009-11-23 Thread Crystal Proper
Hi everyone.  My vet and I have been talking about putting my asymptomatic FeLV + kitten, Nibbler, on Interferon.  However, she said the only kind she can get information on is the newer formula and it costs about $50 per month.  Also, since its so new she doesn't know how well it works.  Does

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon Thoughts??

2009-10-09 Thread Alice Flowers
Hooray for you and your vet! I think it's a good idea. We began losing our kittens at around 7 1/2 months old. We lost 4 littermates before they hit a year old-well, the last was exactly a year old. They were a feral litter and must have been born with the virus. We began Interferon when they

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon thoughts?

2009-10-09 Thread mitchell
look into LTCI from IMULAN. There have been great sucesses with this treatment. On Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 2:05 PM, Jeff Mills jeffkmi...@yahoo.com wrote: I have a little 4.5 mo. old black kitten rescued as a stray who tests FeLV+ on a snap test. They won't do an IFA until he's been separated for

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon thoughts?

2009-10-09 Thread dlgegg
Welcome to the group. i have not had to use Interferon or anything elso so far. my 2 positives are fat, sassy and healthy as can be. so i am waiting until something rears it's ugly head. i do have all my babies on L Lysine to boost their immune system. my vet came back from a conference

[Felvtalk] Interferon thoughts?

2009-10-08 Thread Jeff Mills
I have a little 4.5 mo. old black kitten rescued as a stray who tests FeLV+ on a snap test. They won't do an IFA until he's been separated for three months (he lives in my bathroom currently), 9 mos. old would be better. My vet is recommending we put the kitten on Interferon *now,* that she has

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon thoughts?

2009-10-08 Thread Gloria B. Lane
--- From: Jeff Mills[mailto:jeffkmi...@yahoo.com] Sent: 10/8/2009 2:05:16 PM To : felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Cc : Subject : RE: [Felvtalk] Interferon thoughts? I have a little 4.5 mo. old black kitten rescued as a stray who tests FeLV+ on a snap test. They won't do an IFA until

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon thoughts?

2009-10-08 Thread jbero tds.net
Jeff, I would definitely start something whether it be interferon or the LTCI injections. They may not look sick when first diagnosed but they go downhill quickly and you feel helpless. There is some suggestion of thymic hypoplasia in these young cats with felv+. (the thymus is responsible for

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon

2009-10-04 Thread Hotmail Junk
I agree Jane!! We as pet owners are going above and beyond to HELP our pets!! If it was not for our vet and the specialist, gray cat would not be now testing NEGATIVE for FeLV! Sent from my iPhone On Oct 2, 2009, at 4:21 PM, Jane Lyons j.ly...@mindspring.com wrote: Lorrie wrote: Thank

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon, etc

2009-10-03 Thread Lorrie
Jane, I'm sorry this came across as santimonious and unkind. I sincerely believe we all do the very best we can for the cats we LOVE and care for. Lorrie On 10-02, Jane Lyons wrote: Lorrie wrote: Thank you for asking people in the group to look into their hearts to see if these treatments

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon, etc

2009-10-02 Thread Lorrie
Hi Michael of Second Chance Meows... Just a note to let you know I agree with what you wrote. I have seen people put their cats through all sorts of painful, invasive proceedures, and use numerous powerful drugs which make the cats sicker than they are already, when there is no hope for

[Felvtalk] Interferon

2009-10-02 Thread Jane Lyons
Lorrie wrote: Thank you for asking people in the group to look into their hearts to see if these treatments are for the cat or for themselves because they want to keep the cat alive no matter what it has to endure. This is an unkind and sanctimonious remark, Lorrie. I hope you are kinder to

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon, etc

2009-10-02 Thread Gloria B. Lane
We all have different ways of dealing with these problems, but we care. Interferon, as I understand, isn't so much a 'drug' - it's a naturally occurring protein substance in the body. Overdosing on it is similar to OD'ing on a nutrient such as Vitamin A (or something like that). In

[Felvtalk] Interferon-Article that explains why I now give it 2x daily

2009-09-30 Thread Alice Flowers
Here are some excerpts from some research on Interferon-I have been giving it 2x a day-orally 1 cc to Rosie and Murphy. I had been giving it onece a day to the other 4 that passed away. I always give it right before the canned food-they both come into the kitchen and pester me, Murphy bangs the

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon-Article that explains why I now give it 2x daily

2009-09-30 Thread Gloria B. Lane
Thanks very much for the article. This is consistent with what I've heard, mostly in years past on this list, possibly from Tally (www.tallyville.com/interferon.html) . It is Low Dose Oral Interferon alpha, as I understand drastically different from high dose injected interferon given to

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon-Article that explains why I now give it 2x daily

2009-09-30 Thread Esther Jorda
*Do you use interferon (alfa) with asymptomatic cats or once they become ill???* 2009/9/30 Alice Flowers aliceflow...@sbcglobal.net Here are some excerpts from some research on Interferon-I have been giving it 2x a day-orally 1 cc to Rosie and Murphy. I had been giving it onece a day to the

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon-Article that explains why I now give it 2x daily

2009-09-30 Thread Gloria B. Lane
What I've always heard and done, is you use it *when* they're asymptomatic, on a regular basis. If you wait till they become ill, it's too late. Gloria On Sep 30, 2009, at 11:11 AM, Esther Jorda wrote: *Do you use interferon (alfa) with asymptomatic cats or once they become ill???*

[Felvtalk] interferon: to freeze or not to freeze?

2009-06-11 Thread MaryChristine
this question has been coming up lately on all of these lists, and was answered in lay language earlier today. this is from joel, whom many of us know, owner of the FIV-HealthScience list. it is significantly more technical, but gives us all the info we should need to make our own decisions--or,

Re: [Felvtalk] interferon alpha

2009-06-09 Thread MaryChristine
, but I don't know if that is true or not. Gary -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Gloria B. Lane Sent: Monday, June 08, 2009 9:20 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: [Felvtalk] interferon

Re: [Felvtalk] interferon alpha

2009-06-09 Thread gary
- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of MaryChristine Sent: Tuesday, June 09, 2009 1:33 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] interferon alpha i'd call another pharmacist, actually, and ask or maybe look it up

Re: [Felvtalk] interferon alpha

2009-06-09 Thread Kelley Saveika
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of MaryChristine Sent: Tuesday, June 09, 2009 1:33 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] interferon alpha i'd call another pharmacist, actually, and ask or maybe look it up in the merck manual (human or vet)? On Tue

[Felvtalk] interferon alpha

2009-06-08 Thread Gloria B. Lane
I haven't bought any interferon alpha in a while. The Island Pharmacy article on interferon alpha is here: http://www.islandpharmacy.com/site/1420401/page/769212 Somewhere I read and heard that it was ok to refreeze it, so have been doing that but the Island Pharmacy article says not to do

Re: [Felvtalk] interferon alpha

2009-06-08 Thread gary
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: [Felvtalk] interferon alpha I haven't bought any interferon alpha in a while. The Island Pharmacy article on interferon alpha is here: http://www.islandpharmacy.com/site/1420401/page/769212 Somewhere I read and heard that it was ok to refreeze it, so have been

Re: [Felvtalk] interferon alpha

2009-06-08 Thread Gloria B. Lane
. Lane Sent: Monday, June 08, 2009 9:20 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: [Felvtalk] interferon alpha I haven't bought any interferon alpha in a while. The Island Pharmacy article on interferon alpha is here: http://www.islandpharmacy.com/site/1420401/page/769212 Somewhere I read

Re: [Felvtalk] interferon alpha

2009-05-26 Thread MaryChristine
@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] interferon alpha Notice that Island Pharmacy says the expiration is 90 days... hmmm. Gloria ___ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo

[Felvtalk] interferon alpha

2009-05-22 Thread Gloria B. Lane
I was looking over the Island Pharmacy instructions for Interferon alpha. They say Interferon Alpha 2a is available as a human drug under the brand name “Roferon-A” (Roche). The smallest syringe is 3 million units per 0.5ml. To prepare a 30unit/ml oral solution, IPS first dilutes the

Re: [Felvtalk] interferon alpha

2009-05-22 Thread Jane Lyons
Hi Gloria I've been using it for about 6 months and have followed the directions given to me by Franck's Compounding, which is that it has a refrigerator life of 30 days for 60ml. I have been stretching that by giving it on one day and off the next. I wish I could help you, but I do know

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