Re: [Felvtalk] Knox and treatment of felv

2010-04-21 Thread jbero tds.net
I am sorry, but I am not familiar with feLIX and my only association with AAFP is the american association of family practitioners. I'm not sure why felv would be addressed in any guidelines they put out. Could you enlighten me. Jenny On 4/20/10, MaryChristine twelvehousec...@gmail.com wrote:

Re: [Felvtalk] Knox and treatment of felv

2010-04-20 Thread jbero tds.net
Yeah, it's felv type c. You know how there are three types A and B being those transmitted and C being the mutated form that primarily causes disease. Let me see if I can find a good paper. Jenny On 4/20/10, MaryChristine twelvehousec...@gmail.com wrote: jeni, i have NEVER seen or heard

Re: [Felvtalk] Knox and treatment of felv

2010-04-20 Thread MaryChristine
i do know that there are different strains, but really haven't encountered this before--so anything you send to the list will be gratefully digested! On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 4:17 PM, jbero tds.net jb...@tds.net wrote: Yeah, it's felv type c. You know how there are three types A and B being

Re: [Felvtalk] Knox and treatment of felv

2010-04-20 Thread jbero tds.net
Okay this is going to take awhile but here's a sort explanation from a pet md website. I should clarify - type C being the mutation I most fear - causes the severe anemia and rapid decline to death. It is what I have seen multiple times. FelV is a retrovirus, an enveloped RNA virus which uses

Re: [Felvtalk] Knox and treatment of felv

2010-04-20 Thread MaryChristine
FeLIX, indeed! however, having that info, a really quick search shows stuff back from the early 2000s; i can't follow-up right now, but there were a number of things that showed up in early research back then that has been completely invalidated by further stuff. anyone remember if FeLIX was

Re: [Felvtalk] Knox and treatment of felv

2010-04-20 Thread jbero tds.net
Okay, this is kind of technical but it basically supports the idea that mutations (in this case deletions in DNA) result in a more virulent and pathogenic virus worsening the disease state as these mutations are gained by the virus. Here's the link. http://jvi.asm.org/cgi/reprint/70/1/359.pdf

Re: [Felvtalk] Knox and treatment of felv

2010-04-20 Thread MaryChristine
check the date: 1996. see my other note! i found a link to a 2000 article in the same journal. is there anything later than, say, 2005? MC On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 4:31 PM, jbero tds.net jb...@tds.net wrote: Okay, this is kind of technical but it basically supports the idea that mutations (in

Re: [Felvtalk] Knox and treatment of felv

2010-04-20 Thread jbero tds.net
Granted it is older, but I see nothing in the literature later to refute this information. On 4/20/10, MaryChristine twelvehousec...@gmail.com wrote: check the date: 1996. see my other note! i found a link to a 2000 article in the same journal. is there anything later than, say, 2005? MC

Re: [Felvtalk] Knox and treatment of felv

2010-04-20 Thread MaryChristine
there's no mention of it in the 2008 AAFP guidelines, and i would expect it to be there. On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 4:51 PM, jbero tds.net jb...@tds.net wrote: Granted it is older, but I see nothing in the literature later to refute this information. On 4/20/10, MaryChristine

[Felvtalk] Knox and treatment of felv

2010-04-19 Thread jbero tds.net
I just wanted to update you all where I'm at now. I got an email from Dr. Van Dyke, the biochemist involved in this treatment plan. To set a few things straight - he was doing research to find a cure for HIV/AIDS and using cats as an animal model. The intermixed use of FIV/HIV/Felv was in part

Re: [Felvtalk] Knox and treatment of felv

2010-04-19 Thread trmckelvey
Hi Jenny, Good information, thank you for the investigation. If you have further contact, could you ask about the risks of using steroids? Since you already have contact, it's probably better if you could ask rather than the man being bombarded with emails from the rest of us :-) My vets

Re: [Felvtalk] Knox and treatment of felv

2010-04-19 Thread gary
-- From: jbero tds.net jb...@tds.net Sent: Monday, April 19, 2010 10:18 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: [Felvtalk] Knox and treatment of felv I just wanted to update you all where I'm at now. I got an email from Dr. Van Dyke, the biochemist involved in this treatment plan