I found this link from Cornell University. Cornell states that previously it
was thought that FeLV could only live minutes to a couple hours outside the
host (cat) on surfaces such as glass, carpets, etc. Now from studies it can
last DAYS TO WEEKS! 2008 is the most recent publication I found
I don't know what to tell you. I have always given my negative cats the FeLV
vaccine. I mixed my positives and negatives but did not worry since the
negatives were adults and vaccinated. I understand that no vaccine is a 100%
guarantee but it is better than doing nothing.
Many adult cats
ALL vaccines are only up to 80% effective!
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Sharyl
Sent: Sunday, May 01, 2011 3:54 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] New Info found
I don't know
Also remember that cats with age, do develop some natural immunity to FeLV as
well as having the vaccine on board. Information changes all the time. One
month I hear hours to days and another I hear days to weeks. There are also a
lot of factors that go into that like sun, ph, how much FeLV was
That is somewhat a relief. I won't feel better until he is in the clear. He
was not vaccinated when he was exposed. However, he is 2 yrs. old so I know
that helps. I'll keep you posted. He will be tested again this Saturday.
Keep your fingers crossed ;0)
Thanks so much!
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Go to the link and read the entire study. At the very end they are comparing
the human AIDS virus to the feline FeLV virus. I have not heard of anyone
getting AIDs without direct bodily contact or via blood.
Not saying its bad science. Just don't think we need to over-react to this
We are gathering needed items for the human and animal tornado victims. We
hope to have a truckload within the next 2 weeks which we will be driving to
If you live near Austin, we desperately need boots on the ground to help
us gather items.
If you don't live near us,
I've never held out that much confidence in the Cornell study.
On Sun, May 1, 2011 at 11:17 PM, Sharyl cline...@yahoo.com wrote:
Go to the link and read the entire study. At the very end they are
comparing the human AIDS virus to the feline FeLV virus. I have not heard
of anyone getting
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