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
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?
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,
-Original Message- From: Lance <lini...@fastmail.fm>Sent: Jun 12, 2013 1:55 PM To: email@example.com Subject: Re: [Felvtalk]
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.
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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
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
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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 regress
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.
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