[Felvtalk] Adult cats immunity to FeLV

2011-11-18 Thread Georgetta Brickey
Just wanted to insert a few thoughts. Last year when I ended up with a FeLV kitten I did strict quarantine and a LOT of googling research. In a nutshell, here is what I found - in general terms. 1. FeLV even in a kitten with an active infection is not easily spread from cat to cat. The

Re: [Felvtalk] Adult cats immunity to FeLV

2011-11-18 Thread dlgegg
I keep new ones, especially kittens seperated until their shots are complete and then my vet said give them another week or so just to be sure. After that, I mix them because it is too hard on them and me to keep them locked up in a room by themselves. So far, it works. None of my negatives

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

Re: Immunity to FeLV?

2007-07-04 Thread Taylor Scobie Humphrey
Mary Christine, Feh. Consciousness is Causal and Physicality is its Manifestation. On Jun 30, 2007, at 1:12 PM, MaryChristine wrote: yes WE do know that there is more than one strain. and if WE didn't know before yesterday, when sally posted the most up-to-date version of the merck

Re: Immunity to FeLV?

2007-07-04 Thread Taylor Scobie Humphrey
Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2007 5:45 PM Subject: Re: Immunity to FeLV? Well, it's all very confusing anyhow, especially if you have other things going on (like I'm losing stuff right and left today). I think the info we get here about people's personal experiences is so valuable. I've just

Re: Immunity to FeLV?

2007-07-02 Thread Belinda
No I wouldn't see it as a sign of FIP, Bailey had this too (from his mouth also), my vet said it was just body fluids coming out, he was laid out for his house mates to say goodbye and know why he wouldn't be with us anymore. None of my cats test positive for coronavirus, which my vet

Re: Immunity to FeLV?

2007-07-01 Thread Kelley Saveika
Simon has adjusted well, no idea how he tested pos. and now is neg/neg, but he has a very good life. A couple of different ways. First of all, the SNAP test has a high incidence of false positives. I've heard estimates of as high as 20%. This results in a lot of cats that test FELV+

Re: Immunity to FeLV?

2007-07-01 Thread laurieskatz
Squeaky's must have been in his blood marrow and called him a carrier. L - Original Message - From: Susan Dubose To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2007 9:16 PM Subject: Re: Immunity to FeLV? Wow, that's impressive! Long, happy lives, it sounds like

Re: Immunity to FeLV?

2007-07-01 Thread Susan Dubose
. Trajan Tennent - Original Message - From: Kelley Saveika To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Sunday, July 01, 2007 8:25 AM Subject: Re: Immunity to FeLV? Simon has adjusted well, no idea how he tested pos. and now is neg/neg, but he has a very good life

Re: Immunity to FeLV?

2007-07-01 Thread glenda Goodman
in his blood marrow and called him a carrier. L - Original Message - From: Susan Dubose To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2007 9:16 PM Subject: Re: Immunity to FeLV? Wow, that's impressive! Long, happy lives, it sounds like

Immunity to FeLV?

2007-06-30 Thread C J
I'm wondering, and I can't seem to find this informationif cats are exposed to the FeLV virus and fight it off (don't become infected), do they develop an immunity to it, as if they had a vaccination? I know my 9 and 12 year old cats must have been exposed to the virus many times. They

Re: Immunity to FeLV?

2007-06-30 Thread wendy
That is a VERY good question, and one I do not have the answer to. I'm not sure the experts know this either. We don't even know if there is more than one strain of FeLV. :) Wendy --- C J [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I'm wondering, and I can't seem to find this informationif cats are

Re: Immunity to FeLV?

2007-06-30 Thread Marylyn
Subject: Immunity to FeLV? I'm wondering, and I can't seem to find this informationif cats are exposed to the FeLV virus and fight it off (don't become infected), do they develop an immunity to it, as if they had a vaccination? I know my 9 and 12 year old cats must have been exposed

Re: Immunity to FeLV?

2007-06-30 Thread Marylyn
Subject: Immunity to FeLV? I'm wondering, and I can't seem to find this informationif cats are exposed to the FeLV virus and fight it off (don't become infected), do they develop an immunity to it, as if they had a vaccination? I know my 9 and 12 year old cats must have been exposed

Re: Immunity to FeLV?

2007-06-30 Thread MaryChristine
while there are different strains of FeLV, everything i've seen implies that once a cat has been exposed and fought off the virus, of whatever strain, they do not develop an active infection from further exposure. before it was known that retesting was vital, cats who tested positive and were

Re: Immunity to FeLV?

2007-06-30 Thread Susan Dubose
, June 30, 2007 10:54 AM Subject: Immunity to FeLV? I'm wondering, and I can't seem to find this informationif cats are exposed to the FeLV virus and fight it off (don't become infected), do they develop an immunity to it, as if they had a vaccination? I know my 9 and 12 year old cats must

Re: Immunity to FeLV?

2007-06-30 Thread MaryChristine
yes WE do know that there is more than one strain. and if WE didn't know before yesterday, when sally posted the most up-to-date version of the merck veterinary manual's section on FeLV, WE should know it now. and if WE really wanted to know, simply do a google search for, strains of FeLV.

Re: Immunity to FeLV?

2007-06-30 Thread Gloria Lane
pleh? On Jun 30, 2007, at 1:12 PM, MaryChristine wrote: yes WE do know that there is more than one strain. and if WE didn't know before yesterday, when sally posted the most up-to-date version of the merck veterinary manual's section on FeLV, WE should know it now. and if WE really

Re: Immunity to FeLV?

2007-06-30 Thread Sally Davis
LMAO...pleh haven't heard that for a while Sally On 6/30/07, Gloria Lane [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: pleh? On Jun 30, 2007, at 1:12 PM, MaryChristine wrote: yes WE do know that there is more than one strain. and if WE didn't know before yesterday, when sally posted the most up-to-date

Re: Immunity to FeLV?

2007-06-30 Thread C J
@felineleukemia.org Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2007 12:54 PM Subject: Re: Immunity to FeLV? I have heard many different answers to this. I have heard retest in 3 months after the exposure, retest in 4 months, and retest in 3 months but again @ 6 months. I have 12 foster cats that were exposed to a cat

Re: Immunity to FeLV?

2007-06-30 Thread MaryChristine
will answer on the OT list. stay tuned! On 6/30/07, Gloria Lane [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: pleh? On Jun 30, 2007, at 1:12 PM, MaryChristine wrote: yes WE do know that there is more than one strain. and if WE didn't know before yesterday, when sally posted the most up-to-date version of

Re: Immunity to FeLV?

2007-06-30 Thread Susan Dubose
, Ever guarding with sharpened claws. Trajan Tennent - Original Message - From: C J To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2007 3:59 PM Subject: Re: Immunity to FeLV? Thanks for the info, I

Re: Immunity to FeLV?

2007-06-30 Thread Gloria Lane
, Ever guarding with sharpened claws. Trajan Tennent - Original Message - From: C J To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2007 3:59 PM Subject: Re: Immunity to FeLV? Thanks for the info, I didn't think

Re: Immunity to FeLV?

2007-06-30 Thread Susan Dubose
. Trajan Tennent - Original Message - From: C J To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2007 3:59 PM Subject: Re: Immunity to FeLV? Thanks for the info, I didn't think you had to wait that long. I guess my options are to wait 6

Re: Immunity to FeLV?

2007-06-30 Thread laurieskatz
! Laurie - Original Message - From: Gloria Lane To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2007 4:45 PM Subject: Re: Immunity to FeLV? Well, it's all very confusing anyhow, especially if you have other things going on (like I'm losing stuff right and left today

Re: Immunity to FeLV?

2007-06-30 Thread Susan Dubose
claws. Trajan Tennent - Original Message - From: Gloria Lane To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2007 5:45 PM Subject: Re: Immunity to FeLV? Well, it's all very confusing anyhow, especially if you have

Re: Immunity to FeLV?

2007-06-30 Thread Susan Dubose
Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2007 5:56 PM Subject: Re: Immunity to FeLV? Hi. I have a friend who always has a small group of feleuk positive cats. One big orange guy lived in this group for five years. The others living with him during this time had all died and she couldn't figure out why he

Re: Immunity to FeLV?

2007-06-30 Thread MaryChristine
. Trajan Tennent - Original Message - *From:* C J [EMAIL PROTECTED] *To:* felvtalk@felineleukemia.org *Sent:* Saturday, June 30, 2007 3:59 PM *Subject:* Re: Immunity to FeLV? Thanks for the info, I didn't think you had to wait that long. I guess my options

Re: Immunity to FeLV?

2007-06-30 Thread Gloria Lane
welcomes of soft applause, Ever guarding with sharpened claws. Trajan Tennent - Original Message - From: C J To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2007 3:59 PM Subject: Re: Immunity to FeLV

Re: Immunity to FeLV?

2007-06-30 Thread laurieskatz
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2007 6:04 PM Subject: Re: Immunity to FeLV? I have a client that took in 2 felv+ cats, @ different times. They always stayed healthy, (we are talking about 2 yrs or so) per se, but one day the tuxie was dead in their room. She took

Re: Immunity to FeLV?

2007-06-30 Thread Susan Dubose
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2007 9:22 PM Subject: Re: Immunity to FeLV? I adopted 2 boys, age 8 and 9, who had lived together since the younger one had been adopted as a kitten. Stripes kept getting sick on and off so we had them tested (my vet had been