Re: [Felvtalk] Foster cat with FeLV

2010-09-29 Thread Rachel
Question: From what I understand, if the IFA test comes back negative, that may 
just mean that while he may have the virus, he's just not shedding it?  If the 
first two tests are positive and the IFA test comes back negative, doesn't he 
still pose some kind of transmission risk to other cats?





From: Sharyl cline...@yahoo.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Wed, September 29, 2010 12:10:05 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Foster cat with FeLV

Rachel, check with the vets to see what test was used.  There has been a lot of 
reports of false positives with the new IDEXX heartworm/FeLV/FIV combo test.  
If 
that was the test used please arrange for the IFA test before making any 
decisions about Oscar.
Sharyl

--- On Tue, 9/28/10, Rachel sshutterb...@yahoo.com wrote:

 From: Rachel sshutterb...@yahoo.com
 Subject: [Felvtalk] Foster cat with FeLV
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2010, 10:45 PM
 Hi-
 
 I work with a nonprofit animal rescue based in Cincinnati,
 Ohio.  Two weeks ago 
 we took in an owner-surrender cat who tested positive
 yesterday for FeLV.  We 
 had him retested this evening at another facility and that
 test also came back 
 positive.  Unfortunately we do not have any fosters
 who can accommodate an 
 FeLV-positive cat out of concern for our own and other
 foster animals.  I am 
 trying desperately to find alternate placement for Oscar
 locally, but am not 
 having a lot of success.  
 
 
 Oscar is a purebred odd-eyed white Persian cat.  He is
 about three years old and 
 is asymptomatic.  He was purchased from a breeder as a
 kitten and was kept as an 
 indoor-only cat in a household with no other cats. 
 Does anyone here know of any 
 resources or organizations that may be able to take Oscar
 in?  We are willing to 
 transport Oscar (within reason).  He has been neutered
 and will be fully 
 vaccinated prior to placement.  I would absolutely
 hate for this friendly, 
 gorgeous cat to be euthanized simply because alternate
 placement cannot be 
 found.
 
 Thank you, 
 
 Rachel Richardson
 
 
 
   
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Re: [Felvtalk] Foster cat with FeLV

2010-09-29 Thread Beth Noren
Hi Rachel,
Here is a link to a chart that explains what the next step should be
for each type of test result.  For positive Elisa, negative IFA, they
recommend retesting after a certain time period until the results are
no longer discordant.

Hope this helps,
Beth

http://www.felineleukemia.org/felvhlth.html




On Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 9:20 AM, Rachel sshutterb...@yahoo.com wrote:
 Question: From what I understand, if the IFA test comes back negative, that 
 may
 just mean that while he may have the virus, he's just not shedding it?  If the
 first two tests are positive and the IFA test comes back negative, doesn't he
 still pose some kind of transmission risk to other cats?




 
 From: Sharyl cline...@yahoo.com
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Sent: Wed, September 29, 2010 12:10:05 AM
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Foster cat with FeLV

 Rachel, check with the vets to see what test was used.  There has been a lot 
 of
 reports of false positives with the new IDEXX heartworm/FeLV/FIV combo test.  
 If
 that was the test used please arrange for the IFA test before making any
 decisions about Oscar.
 Sharyl

 --- On Tue, 9/28/10, Rachel sshutterb...@yahoo.com wrote:

 From: Rachel sshutterb...@yahoo.com
 Subject: [Felvtalk] Foster cat with FeLV
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2010, 10:45 PM
 Hi-

 I work with a nonprofit animal rescue based in Cincinnati,
 Ohio.  Two weeks ago
 we took in an owner-surrender cat who tested positive
 yesterday for FeLV.  We
 had him retested this evening at another facility and that
 test also came back
 positive.  Unfortunately we do not have any fosters
 who can accommodate an
 FeLV-positive cat out of concern for our own and other
 foster animals.  I am
 trying desperately to find alternate placement for Oscar
 locally, but am not
 having a lot of success.


 Oscar is a purebred odd-eyed white Persian cat.  He is
 about three years old and
 is asymptomatic.  He was purchased from a breeder as a
 kitten and was kept as an
 indoor-only cat in a household with no other cats.
 Does anyone here know of any
 resources or organizations that may be able to take Oscar
 in?  We are willing to
 transport Oscar (within reason).  He has been neutered
 and will be fully
 vaccinated prior to placement.  I would absolutely
 hate for this friendly,
 gorgeous cat to be euthanized simply because alternate
 placement cannot be
 found.

 Thank you,

 Rachel Richardson




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Re: [Felvtalk] Foster cat with FeLV

2010-09-29 Thread Rachel
Thanks all for the advice.  I am new to FeLV, but have spent the past two 
nights 
doing a crash course in it.  Both ELISA tests done were conducted using whole 
blood.  I am taking Oscar in this afternoon for an IFA test and the results 
should be back in 1-2 days.  Those results will determine our next course of 
action.  I will keep everyone posted.  


Thanks again, 

Rachel







From: Beth Noren maxgoodb...@gmail.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Wed, September 29, 2010 11:07:35 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Foster cat with FeLV

Hi Rachel,
Here is a link to a chart that explains what the next step should be
for each type of test result.  For positive Elisa, negative IFA, they
recommend retesting after a certain time period until the results are
no longer discordant.

Hope this helps,
Beth

http://www.felineleukemia.org/felvhlth.html




On Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 9:20 AM, Rachel sshutterb...@yahoo.com wrote:
 Question: From what I understand, if the IFA test comes back negative, that 
may
 just mean that while he may have the virus, he's just not shedding it?  If the
 first two tests are positive and the IFA test comes back negative, doesn't he
 still pose some kind of transmission risk to other cats?




 
 From: Sharyl cline...@yahoo.com
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Sent: Wed, September 29, 2010 12:10:05 AM
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Foster cat with FeLV

 Rachel, check with the vets to see what test was used.  There has been a lot 
of
 reports of false positives with the new IDEXX heartworm/FeLV/FIV combo test. 
 If
 that was the test used please arrange for the IFA test before making any
 decisions about Oscar.
 Sharyl

 --- On Tue, 9/28/10, Rachel sshutterb...@yahoo.com wrote:

 From: Rachel sshutterb...@yahoo.com
 Subject: [Felvtalk] Foster cat with FeLV
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2010, 10:45 PM
 Hi-

 I work with a nonprofit animal rescue based in Cincinnati,
 Ohio.  Two weeks ago
 we took in an owner-surrender cat who tested positive
 yesterday for FeLV.  We
 had him retested this evening at another facility and that
 test also came back
 positive.  Unfortunately we do not have any fosters
 who can accommodate an
 FeLV-positive cat out of concern for our own and other
 foster animals.  I am
 trying desperately to find alternate placement for Oscar
 locally, but am not
 having a lot of success.


 Oscar is a purebred odd-eyed white Persian cat.  He is
 about three years old and
 is asymptomatic.  He was purchased from a breeder as a
 kitten and was kept as an
 indoor-only cat in a household with no other cats.
 Does anyone here know of any
 resources or organizations that may be able to take Oscar
 in?  We are willing to
 transport Oscar (within reason).  He has been neutered
 and will be fully
 vaccinated prior to placement.  I would absolutely
 hate for this friendly,
 gorgeous cat to be euthanized simply because alternate
 placement cannot be
 found.

 Thank you,

 Rachel Richardson




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Re: [Felvtalk] Foster cat with FeLV

2010-09-29 Thread dlgegg
I HOPE YOU FOUND OSCAR A HOME.  I HAVE 2 POSITIVES  AND 5 NEGATIVES AND ALL ARE 
DOING WELL.  MY ONLY LOSS IS BOB AND HIS PASSING WAS NOT RELATED TO FELV.  HE 
WAS A STREET CAT BEFORE I GOT HIM AND WE DON'T KNOW WHAT HE ALREADY HAD THAT 
CONTRIBUTED TO HIS DEATH.  IT WAS SO SUDDEN AND WITH NO WARNING, THAT MY VET 
SUSPECTS A TUMOR.  I DID NOT DO AN AUTOPSY, WOULD NOT BRING HIM BACK AND DID 
NOT WANT TO CAUSE HIM ANY MORE SUFFERING.
 Rachel sshutterb...@yahoo.com wrote: 
 Thanks all for the advice.  I am new to FeLV, but have spent the past two 
 nights 
 doing a crash course in it.  Both ELISA tests done were conducted using whole 
 blood.  I am taking Oscar in this afternoon for an IFA test and the results 
 should be back in 1-2 days.  Those results will determine our next course of 
 action.  I will keep everyone posted.  
 
 
 Thanks again, 
 
 Rachel
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 From: Beth Noren maxgoodb...@gmail.com
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Sent: Wed, September 29, 2010 11:07:35 AM
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Foster cat with FeLV
 
 Hi Rachel,
 Here is a link to a chart that explains what the next step should be
 for each type of test result.  For positive Elisa, negative IFA, they
 recommend retesting after a certain time period until the results are
 no longer discordant.
 
 Hope this helps,
 Beth
 
 http://www.felineleukemia.org/felvhlth.html
 
 
 
 
 On Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 9:20 AM, Rachel sshutterb...@yahoo.com wrote:
  Question: From what I understand, if the IFA test comes back negative, that 
 may
  just mean that while he may have the virus, he's just not shedding it?  If 
  the
  first two tests are positive and the IFA test comes back negative, doesn't 
  he
  still pose some kind of transmission risk to other cats?
 
 
 
 
  
  From: Sharyl cline...@yahoo.com
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Sent: Wed, September 29, 2010 12:10:05 AM
  Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Foster cat with FeLV
 
  Rachel, check with the vets to see what test was used.  There has been a 
  lot 
 of
  reports of false positives with the new IDEXX heartworm/FeLV/FIV combo 
  test. 
  If
  that was the test used please arrange for the IFA test before making any
  decisions about Oscar.
  Sharyl
 
  --- On Tue, 9/28/10, Rachel sshutterb...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
  From: Rachel sshutterb...@yahoo.com
  Subject: [Felvtalk] Foster cat with FeLV
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2010, 10:45 PM
  Hi-
 
  I work with a nonprofit animal rescue based in Cincinnati,
  Ohio.  Two weeks ago
  we took in an owner-surrender cat who tested positive
  yesterday for FeLV.  We
  had him retested this evening at another facility and that
  test also came back
  positive.  Unfortunately we do not have any fosters
  who can accommodate an
  FeLV-positive cat out of concern for our own and other
  foster animals.  I am
  trying desperately to find alternate placement for Oscar
  locally, but am not
  having a lot of success.
 
 
  Oscar is a purebred odd-eyed white Persian cat.  He is
  about three years old and
  is asymptomatic.  He was purchased from a breeder as a
  kitten and was kept as an
  indoor-only cat in a household with no other cats.
  Does anyone here know of any
  resources or organizations that may be able to take Oscar
  in?  We are willing to
  transport Oscar (within reason).  He has been neutered
  and will be fully
  vaccinated prior to placement.  I would absolutely
  hate for this friendly,
  gorgeous cat to be euthanized simply because alternate
  placement cannot be
  found.
 
  Thank you,
 
  Rachel Richardson
 
 
 
 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Foster cat with FeLV

2010-09-28 Thread Chris
There's a pretty active Persian Yahoo group that might be of help.
http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/Persian_Rescue/ 

 

Also, do you know if both the Snap Elissa test (in office) AND the IFA
(Blood test sent out) were done.  Make sure the IFA is done as you really
need to confirm the Snap test results.  

 

Christiane Biagi

ti...@mindspring.com 

 

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[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Rachel
Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 10:45 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: [Felvtalk] Foster cat with FeLV

 

Hi-

 

I work with a nonprofit animal rescue based in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Two weeks
ago 

we took in an owner-surrender cat who tested positive yesterday for FeLV.
We 

had him retested this evening at another facility and that test also came
back 

positive.  Unfortunately we do not have any fosters who can accommodate an 

FeLV-positive cat out of concern for our own and other foster animals.  I am


trying desperately to find alternate placement for Oscar locally, but am not


having a lot of success.  

 

 

Oscar is a purebred odd-eyed white Persian cat.  He is about three years old
and 

is asymptomatic.  He was purchased from a breeder as a kitten and was kept
as an 

indoor-only cat in a household with no other cats.  Does anyone here know of
any 

resources or organizations that may be able to take Oscar in?  We are
willing to 

transport Oscar (within reason).  He has been neutered and will be fully 

vaccinated prior to placement.  I would absolutely hate for this friendly, 

gorgeous cat to be euthanized simply because alternate placement cannot be 

found.

 

Thank you, 

 

Rachel Richardson

 

 

 

  

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Re: [Felvtalk] Foster cat with FeLV

2010-09-28 Thread Sharyl
Rachel, check with the vets to see what test was used.  There has been a lot of 
reports of false positives with the new IDEXX heartworm/FeLV/FIV combo test.  
If that was the test used please arrange for the IFA test before making any 
decisions about Oscar.
Sharyl

--- On Tue, 9/28/10, Rachel sshutterb...@yahoo.com wrote:

 From: Rachel sshutterb...@yahoo.com
 Subject: [Felvtalk] Foster cat with FeLV
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2010, 10:45 PM
 Hi-
 
 I work with a nonprofit animal rescue based in Cincinnati,
 Ohio.  Two weeks ago 
 we took in an owner-surrender cat who tested positive
 yesterday for FeLV.  We 
 had him retested this evening at another facility and that
 test also came back 
 positive.  Unfortunately we do not have any fosters
 who can accommodate an 
 FeLV-positive cat out of concern for our own and other
 foster animals.  I am 
 trying desperately to find alternate placement for Oscar
 locally, but am not 
 having a lot of success.  
 
 
 Oscar is a purebred odd-eyed white Persian cat.  He is
 about three years old and 
 is asymptomatic.  He was purchased from a breeder as a
 kitten and was kept as an 
 indoor-only cat in a household with no other cats. 
 Does anyone here know of any 
 resources or organizations that may be able to take Oscar
 in?  We are willing to 
 transport Oscar (within reason).  He has been neutered
 and will be fully 
 vaccinated prior to placement.  I would absolutely
 hate for this friendly, 
 gorgeous cat to be euthanized simply because alternate
 placement cannot be 
 found.
 
 Thank you, 
 
 Rachel Richardson
 
 
 
       
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Re: [Felvtalk] Foster cat with FeLV

2010-09-28 Thread Gloria Lane
Might also check out http://www.vet.cornell.edu/fhc/brochures/felv.html

Regarding the two stages of viremia, and what the elisa test and the Ifa test 
are for. 

Gloria

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On Sep 28, 2010, at 11:10 PM, Sharyl cline...@yahoo.com wrote:

 Rachel, check with the vets to see what test was used.  There has been a lot 
 of reports of false positives with the new IDEXX heartworm/FeLV/FIV combo 
 test.  If that was the test used please arrange for the IFA test before 
 making any decisions about Oscar.
 Sharyl
 
 --- On Tue, 9/28/10, Rachel sshutterb...@yahoo.com wrote:
 
 From: Rachel sshutterb...@yahoo.com
 Subject: [Felvtalk] Foster cat with FeLV
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2010, 10:45 PM
 Hi-
 
 I work with a nonprofit animal rescue based in Cincinnati,
 Ohio.  Two weeks ago 
 we took in an owner-surrender cat who tested positive
 yesterday for FeLV.  We 
 had him retested this evening at another facility and that
 test also came back 
 positive.  Unfortunately we do not have any fosters
 who can accommodate an 
 FeLV-positive cat out of concern for our own and other
 foster animals.  I am 
 trying desperately to find alternate placement for Oscar
 locally, but am not 
 having a lot of success.  
 
 
 Oscar is a purebred odd-eyed white Persian cat.  He is
 about three years old and 
 is asymptomatic.  He was purchased from a breeder as a
 kitten and was kept as an 
 indoor-only cat in a household with no other cats. 
 Does anyone here know of any 
 resources or organizations that may be able to take Oscar
 in?  We are willing to 
 transport Oscar (within reason).  He has been neutered
 and will be fully 
 vaccinated prior to placement.  I would absolutely
 hate for this friendly, 
 gorgeous cat to be euthanized simply because alternate
 placement cannot be 
 found.
 
 Thank you, 
 
 Rachel Richardson
 
 
 
   
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