Re: [Felvtalk] Do you know why....

2010-04-20 Thread Heather
I've had kittens go from negative to positive, and positive to negative. Also had a double+ adult turn out to be only FIV+.His initial snap was said to be a light positive and I know that term is highly debatable, but for the record, he did not have a strong blue dot on the first test, but a

[Felvtalk] info on the study jeni sent on

2010-04-20 Thread MaryChristine
this is from joel, whom some of you will know from FIV stuff. while he and i disagree VIOLENTLY (well, we're polite about it, but absolutely diametrically opposed to one another's understanding of FIV), i greatly respect his scientific knowledge, and his ability to follow a great variety of

[Felvtalk] questions about lymphoma in early stages

2010-04-20 Thread MaryChristine
we (Hurricane Pets Rescue, in this case) have a little boy in NYC. he's an adult, came into a city shelter. has tested positive for FeLV on his first test, and we all know what that means. we've got him at our vet for his REAL problems: he's unable to use his rear legs. he has superficial pain

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