Re: [Felvtalk] Where to buy Interferon Alpha

2013-06-12 Thread Margo
Hi Kasia, I thought this was going to be simple. I would tell you to have the Vetprescribe a single dose of Roferon A, you could get it at any pharmacy, and it's very easy (but tedious) to dilute. I did it years ago, and had enough for an army. Unfortunately, it seems Roferon A has been

[Felvtalk] feline leukemia tests

2013-06-12 Thread Karen Harshbarger
I had my 5 cats tested for feline leukemia when believed to be exposed.  First test 4 tested positive and yesterday (90 days later) all 5 tested negative.  my vet said retest in 45 days and see what we get.  If two test with same diagnosis then that is the results.  Has anyone ever had this

Re: [Felvtalk] feline leukemia tests

2013-06-12 Thread Lance
I'm not sure about this, but I *think* this might be what's called regressive infection. It's not as bad as it sounds. This is a new way of looking at cats we used to think threw off the virus. The paper 2008 AAFP Retrovirus Guidelines puts it this way: Regressive infection is accompanied by

Re: [Felvtalk] feline leukemia tests

2013-06-12 Thread Margo
Hi Karen, How long ago was the suspected exposure, and how did it happen? In house testing is usually an Elisa. There's a chart on the FeLV.org site, but it is titled "Sick Cat Chart". My thought is that some of yours are not showing any symptoms?

Re: [Felvtalk] feline leukemia tests

2013-06-12 Thread Margo
Hi Lance, Thanks! I don't know if I have that or not, but it sounds interesting G. And it does give me some hope. All the best, Margo -Original Message- From: Lance Sent: Jun 12, 2013 1:55 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] feline

Re: [Felvtalk] feline leukemia tests

2013-06-12 Thread Beth
Karen - What your vet suggested is what I would suggest what we do at the shelter. You would do an IFA only if they test positive on the in-house SNAP test. The IFA would tell you if the virus cannot be thrown off. Beth   Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org  

Re: [Felvtalk] Where to buy Interferon Alpha

2013-06-12 Thread KG BarnCats
$40 per month per cat? No way!!!I believe Wedgewood is where we've gotten interferon alpha before, compounded so the dose per adult cat is 1 ml. It is good for 60 days. They sell different size bottles -- the more you buy, the cheaper it is per dose. Calculate 30 ml per cat (one month's

Re: [Felvtalk] Where to buy Interferon Alpha

2013-06-12 Thread Lance
I get Ember's interferon from Roadrunner, so they can. On Jun 12, 2013, at 2:34 PM, KG BarnCats kgbarnc...@gmail.com wrote: Others that compound I've used in the past include Diamondback, Roadrunner... not sure they all do Interferon. ___

Re: [Felvtalk] feline leukemia tests

2013-06-12 Thread Lance
Yeah, it does show that persistent infection isn't necessarily inevitable when a cat is exposed and infected. It's sad that we don't know more about how often regressive vs. persistent happens. There are a lot of things I think we need with regard to information. For Christmas, I'd like some

[Felvtalk] Healing thoughts for Bubba

2013-06-12 Thread Beth
Hey guys need some positive energy for one of my FeLV fosters - Bubba. He had been battling a URI. Tried a couple different antibiotics, and finally, after a week the URI cleared   he started eating on his own last Sunday. Well as soon as I took him off the Doxy he started going down again. We

Re: [Felvtalk] feline leukemia tests

2013-06-12 Thread Amanda K. Payne
Lance, I could totally get behind your Christmas Wish List. I rescued my first FeLV+ kitten ten years ago. In that decade, there seems to be little to no progress made in FeLV prevention and/or treatment. Instead, the information I come across is more confusing than it was when I first heard of

Re: [Felvtalk] Healing thoughts for Bubba

2013-06-12 Thread Lance
Poor Bubba! I'm sorry he's having such a rough time, and a rude bite on the tail to top it off. Hopefully he can clear the Hemobart and move on. I'll add him to the purrayers list. Best wishes to you and Bubba, Lance On Jun 12, 2013, at 2:51 PM, Beth create_me_...@yahoo.com wrote: Hey guys

Re: [Felvtalk] feline leukemia tests

2013-06-12 Thread Margo
Hi Lance, I can't help with most of this, (wish I could) but I'm pretty comfortable with the rFeLV vaccine by Merial. I made my Vet miserable by insisting I had to have it for one cat, because I could not risk FISS/VAS with him, he's down to three legs already. Long story, but he will be best

Re: [Felvtalk] Healing thoughts for Bubba

2013-06-12 Thread Amanda K. Payne
You and Bubba are in my thoughts, Beth. I hope he recovers soon! There was a time I thought our Polli was suffering from haemobartonella because she had a bad bout of fleas and was extremely anemic. Getting rid of her fleas was a long process but she's an indoor cat and we were eventually able

Re: [Felvtalk] feline leukemia tests

2013-06-12 Thread Lance
I've been wrestling with these thoughts a lot lately. I wrote to Marley Fund to see if they'd ever advocated for trials, but it sounds like it's outside of their mission. Maybe no one advocates for trials, but I was under the impression that something like that was done for HIV/AIDS. I wrote

Re: [Felvtalk] Healing thoughts for Bubba

2013-06-12 Thread Margo
Hi Beth, All healing energies headed your way for Bubba. Most URI's are viral, and the most common is herpes. Have you tried famciclovir? Has done wonders for my boys. You're very lucky to have access to doxy, now that it is so expensive and scarce, most places don't have it. Hope it

Re: [Felvtalk] Healing thoughts for Bubba

2013-06-12 Thread Maryam Ulomi
Keeping Bubba and you in my prayers, Sent from my iPhone. On Jun 12, 2013, at 15:51, Beth create_me_...@yahoo.com wrote: Hey guys need some positive energy for one of my FeLV fosters - Bubba. He had been battling a URI. Tried a couple different antibiotics, and finally, after a week the

Re: [Felvtalk] Healing thoughts for Bubba

2013-06-12 Thread Beth
Yes, I'm very lucky our shelter has access to a lot of meds. He is over the URI, but back to not eating. Beth Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org   From: Margo toomanykitti...@earthlink.net To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Wednesday, June

Re: [Felvtalk] Healing thoughts for Bubba

2013-06-12 Thread Bonnie Hogue
Sorry to hear of Bubba's woes, Beth. Sending good thoughts to both of you. I'm sure he feels your love, and that helps! Bonnie From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Beth Sent: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 12:52 PM To: FeLV Talk Subject: [Felvtalk] Healing

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 23, Issue 15

2013-06-12 Thread Lance
Wow, that's a sad but amazing story, Karen. The compassion you have for those cats is beautiful. Thanks to you and your family for doing what you're doing for them. The usual recommendation that I've seen is to wait three months after the initial test, then give a second test, which you did.