Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon and Vetri-DMG - do these things help?

2009-04-08 Thread MaryChristine
i think that both the aafp and winn feline foundation's papers/guidelines are listed under Management of Retroviruses--if you search the archives, you should find the exact links as i tend to send them often, but i've just moved, and can't even find stuff packed on the computer, no less in

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon and Vetri-DMG - do these things help?

2009-04-08 Thread James Rauscher
Thank you for the info, MC! Onyx's IFA test came up positive - do you know if cats who are positive on that test ever revert to negative? Also, some vets say that vaccinated cats always show up positive on later tests (because of the vax), but two of them said that vaccinated cats do not show

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon and Vetri-DMG - do these things help?

2009-04-08 Thread MaryChristine
yes, it is possible for a cat who tests positive on the IFA to test negative later on, but it is MUCH less likely. depends on two things, as far as i can tell, on two things: initially, the same thing that holds for retesting with the ELISSA: it can take up to 120 days for the antigens to the

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon and Vetri-DMG - do these things help?

2009-04-08 Thread gary
: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of James Rauscher Sent: Wednesday, April 08, 2009 4:28 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon and Vetri-DMG - do these things help? Thank you for the info, MC! Onyx's IFA test came up

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon and Vetri-DMG - do these things help?

2009-04-08 Thread MaryChristine
: [Felvtalk] Interferon and Vetri-DMG - do these things help? Thank you for the info, MC! Onyx's IFA test came up positive - do you know if cats who are positive on that test ever revert to negative? Also, some vets say that vaccinated cats always show up positive on later tests (because of the vax

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon and Vetri-DMG - do these things help?

2009-04-07 Thread MaryChristine
avia, please tell your vet to look up FeLV in the merck manual The Merck Veterinary Manual -Feline Leukemia Virus and Related Diseases: Introductionhttp://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/index.jsp?cfile=htm/bc/57000.htmword=feline%2cleukemia, where it states that 70% of exposed healthy adult cats will

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon and Vetri-DMG - do these things help?

2009-04-07 Thread Gloria B. Lane
Thanks for this, MC, I need references sometimes. This is great. Gloria On Apr 7, 2009, at 7:56 PM, MaryChristine wrote: avia, please tell your vet to look up FeLV in the merck manual The Merck Veterinary Manual -Feline Leukemia Virus and Related Diseases:

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon and Vetri-DMG - do these things help?

2009-04-05 Thread gary
-Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Gloria B. Lane Sent: Sunday, April 05, 2009 12:54 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon and Vetri-DMG - do these things help? They may have meant

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon and Vetri-DMG - do these things help?

2009-04-05 Thread Gloria B. Lane
@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon and Vetri-DMG - do these things help? They may have meant immunoregulin...rather than immunoglobulins? Gloria On Apr 4, 2009, at 10:44 PM, gary wrote: The vet that said interferon might or might not help, is correct. I seriously doubt that your

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon and Vetri-DMG - do these things help?

2009-04-05 Thread gary
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Gloria B. Lane Sent: Sunday, April 05, 2009 12:51 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon and Vetri-DMG - do these things help? What do you know about it in relation to FELV? Gloria On Apr 5, 2009, at 10:51 AM

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon and Vetri-DMG - do these things help?

2009-04-05 Thread James Rauscher
Thank you everyone for your advice. Lisa, you are the best! I have ordered the Vetri-DMG for Onyx, and I am going to ask the more positive vet (when he gets back from vacation) to give me the interferon as well. I am going to talk to him about trying to make some sort of arrangement about

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon and Vetri-DMG - do these things help?

2009-04-04 Thread Lisa Borden
Hi Avia! I am the other person you talked to. :) The Vetri-DMG was given to Tommy by his holistic vet, along with the homeopathic antiviral. Will it get rid of the FeLV? I have no idea. All I can say is that I've talked to others who had cats test positive initially, and then negative

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon and Vetri-DMG - do these things help?

2009-04-04 Thread Lynne
My FeLV cat was put on Interferon, injected daily, but he had too many complications and the injections were started too late to make a difference but the vet did take what I had left to use on a healthy positive cat they had in their care. It's an immune booster and I think could be

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon and Vetri-DMG - do these things help?

2009-04-04 Thread Cougar Clan
Oh my, get new vets. Dixie was on interferon and lots of supplements (mostly from a holistic vet). Her quality of life for three years was marvelous. I wish mine was as high. She ate very high quality food + chopped veggies high in C iron etc. Please remember that everyone dies and

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon and Vetri-DMG - do these things help?

2009-04-04 Thread gary
The vet that said interferon might or might not help, is correct. I seriously doubt that your vaccinated cats would inevitably become positive. It is true that the vaccine is not 100% effective, but the vaccine combined with the natural immunity that many adult cats have should keep them fairly

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon and Vetri-DMG - do these things help?

2009-04-04 Thread Gloria B. Lane
Also nice to know, about the Vetri-DMG. I'll have to try that. I use interferon alpha. Have used it daily, some suggest using it 3 days on and 3 off; also 7 days on and 7 off is another protocol. I believe that most healthy adult cats, vaccinated or not, have immune systems that will

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon and Vetri-DMG - do these things help?

2009-04-04 Thread Gloria B. Lane
They may have meant immunoregulin...rather than immunoglobulins? Gloria On Apr 4, 2009, at 10:44 PM, gary wrote: The vet that said interferon might or might not help, is correct. I seriously doubt that your vaccinated cats would inevitably become positive. It is true that the vaccine is