Re: [Felvtalk] Re anemia and negative IFA (Dave)

2012-12-27 Thread David Arthurs
Thanks for your reply Beth. I'm an engineer and I'm trying to make sense out of the tests...and what you said isn't all making sense to me yet :). The kittens had been separated from their mother for most of their lives. The mother was an outside-cat and died/disappeared right after the kittens

Re: [Felvtalk] Re anemia and negative IFA (Dave)

2012-12-27 Thread Beth
Well, the SNAP could indeed be wrong, Most vets now use the 3-way SNAP tests - FIV+FeLV+Heart Worm. Our shelter had horrible problems with these tests producing false negatives. We stopped using them. We got ahold of the old tests. Is the anemia better now? I think you said it was up to 15%

Re: [Felvtalk] Re anemia and negative IFA (Dave)

2012-12-27 Thread Sharyl
Dave, I have to agree with you.  I have fostered many FeLV kittens who were positive from birth.  Most died before they were 2 yrs old.  Only one survived until 4 yo.  In my experience kittens born to a positive mom test positive from the get go   Shayrl

Re: [Felvtalk] FelV Positive mother

2012-12-27 Thread Lorrie
On 12-27, Sharyl wrote: Dave, I have to agree with you. I have fostered many FeLV kittens who were positive from birth. Most died before they were 2 yrs old. Only one survived until 4 yo. In my experience kittens born to a positive mom test positive from the get go. I have a

Re: [Felvtalk] Re anemia and negative IFA (Dave)

2012-12-27 Thread Lee Evans
It's rather unlikely but not impossible that there was a false negative in the ELISA test, especially given the history of the cats.  The IFA test is not perfect either.  Have you considered any other possibility, such as Hemobartonella, which can be treated with doses of Baytril?  I have had