Re: [Felvtalk] Immunity to Felv once exposed then test neg?

2010-10-04 Thread jbero tds.net
Nina, I haven't done a recent search on the persistence of felv but judging from the quote you had in your email, I can tell you what it sounds like they think. PCR is a very senstive test for DNA or RNA. Basically you have a probe that attaches to the DNA or RNA of interest. You then amplify

Re: [Felvtalk] Immunity to Felv once exposed then test neg?

2010-10-04 Thread vixenroo
Jenny, I haven't heard back from my specialty vet yet. Something tells me they don't have a definitive answer, probably no one does. It was so kind of you to break down what they are saying on the website I found. You've got me thinking, if Sally tests neg on her second test, it is not

Re: [Felvtalk] Immunity to Felv once exposed then test neg?

2010-10-01 Thread Sharyl
Nina, I don't want to give you any false hope. It is more likely that an adult cat will throw off the virus than a kitten. There is always a chance the test result was an error. Do you know what became of Sally's littermates. My experience with kittens is that all in the litter tested

Re: [Felvtalk] Immunity to Felv once exposed then test neg?

2010-10-01 Thread vixenroo
Hi Sharyl, I'm sorry for your loss. I can relate to the heartbreak. My first experience with felv was with tiny babies too. Happily one of the 6 kittens was neg, so I got to keep my special Timmy boy with me, (he's over six yrs old and sitting on my lap as I type this). The person who is