Re: Bartonella

2008-03-22 Thread catatonya
2 of my guys (felv -) have tested positive for bartonella and were put on 
antibiotics.  They really did no good.  They have had most of their teeth 
removed.  I was told it was very common, but didn't always result in symptoms.
   
  tonya

Amy Weygandt [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  Hi All,

I really haven't been very active on this group over
the past couple years so I'm not sure whether this has
been discussed or not. I have a young child in my
home and this year my vet recommended having my leuk
positive cats tested for Bartonella. They are seen
every 6 months for full blood work ups. I have 5 cats
that have been here for several years and have never
had fleas in our home but tested anyways. Three have
been tested so far and two came back positive and are
on medication for 21 days. The other two are being
tested next week. 

Just wanted to mention this as my cats have always
seemed healthy other than some mild gingivitis. Even
my one cat with perfect teeth and gums tested
positive. My vet said she just started testing for
this recently and they are seeing tons of positive
cases, almost 50% of those being tested are positive. 


Do any of you have vets that have recommended this
testing? My vet is a dear friend and would never
recommend something just to make money. She was just
concerned because of our child and cat scratch fever. 
Wanted to make sure others are aware that this disease
seems to be fairly common now as many of us take in
rescues, strays, etc. That's how I got all mine and
I'm guessing they have had this all along :( I feel
bad I didn't test sooner.

Amy



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Re: Bartonella

2008-03-22 Thread catatonya
Evidently there are different types of bartonella.  The bartonella my cats 
tested positive for was NOT hemobartonella, but I don't know what 'type' of 
bartonella it was.  It caused inflammation/problems with their gums.
  tonya

MaryChristine [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  check the archives, because it HAS been discussed--hemobart is one of those 
things that seems to really be regional. one of my vets says that in the past 
five years, a much higher than 50 percentage of cats in this area are testing 
positive. are the tests just done more often? are they better tests? or is it 
really more of a problem? she and i both feel it's probably all of the above

i expect that you'll find a whole lot more info on the web now that when i 
first encountered it in a non-FeLV cat back in 2000; in fact, i think they've 
just changed its name--research published this week and noted in the winn 
feline foundation rss feed.

if i forget to remember to send the link in the next day or so, someone please 
remind me!

if anyone has access to medline or pubmed, and can get us .pdf copies of 
professional vet articles, there has been a lot of really neat stuff that's 
come out in the past months--not all of it applicable to FeLV, tho some of it 
is. i can get hard copies, but then i have to scan them, etc--and since it's a 
friend doing me the favor of using her account, well, i can't very well say, 
um, change the format, please.

MC

  On Sat, Mar 15, 2008 at 4:45 PM, Amy Weygandt [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  Hi All,

I really haven't been very active on this group over
the past couple years so I'm not sure whether this has
been discussed or not.  I have a young child in my
home and this year my vet recommended having my leuk
positive cats tested for Bartonella.  They are seen
every 6 months for full blood work ups.  I have 5 cats
that have been here for several years and have never
had fleas in our home but tested anyways.  Three have
been tested so far and two came back positive and are
on medication for 21 days.  The other two are being
tested next week.

Just wanted to mention this as my cats have always
seemed healthy other than some mild gingivitis.  Even
my one cat with perfect teeth and gums tested
positive.  My vet said she just started testing for
this recently and they are seeing tons of positive
cases, almost 50% of those being tested are positive.


Do any of you have vets that have recommended this
testing?  My vet is a dear friend and would never
recommend something just to make money.  She was just
concerned because of our child and cat scratch fever.
Wanted to make sure others are aware that this disease
seems to be fairly common now as many of us take in
rescues, strays, etc.  That's how I got all mine and
I'm guessing they have had this all along :(  I feel
bad I didn't test sooner.

Amy
  

 

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Re: Bartonella

2008-03-19 Thread wendy
Wow!  Thank you Belinda!  I am surprised that this is where Cat Scratch Fever 
comes from!  I had a friend who had that and she was VERY sick (hospitalized 
for at least a week; they kept misdiagnosing it).

:)
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- Original Message 
From: Belinda Sauro [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 11:55:55 AM
Subject: Re: Bartonella

Just to make sure no one gets confused, Haemobartonella and 
Bartonella are two very different diseases.  I just don't want any new 
people to get confused about this:

http://www.vin.com/proceedings/Proceedings.plx?CID=WSAVA2003PID=6699O=Generic

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Re: Bartonella

2008-03-19 Thread Amy Weygandt
I also know somebody who had this and was very sick. 
My vet said that was her main reason for suggesting I
test, because I have a young child that plays with the
cats and could get cat scratch fever.  I wanted to
post to the group that it seems to be rather common in
the cats my vet is seeing (in NY) since it can be a
health issue for humans.

Amy

--- wendy [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Wow!  Thank you Belinda!  I am surprised that this
 is where Cat Scratch Fever comes from!  I had a
 friend who had that and she was VERY sick
 (hospitalized for at least a week; they kept
 misdiagnosing it).
 
 :)
 Wendy
  
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 committed citizens can change the world - indeed it
 is the only thing that ever has! ~~~ Margaret
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 - Original Message 
 From: Belinda Sauro [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 11:55:55 AM
 Subject: Re: Bartonella
 
 Just to make sure no one gets confused,
 Haemobartonella and 
 Bartonella are two very different diseases.  I just
 don't want any new 
 people to get confused about this:
 

http://www.vin.com/proceedings/Proceedings.plx?CID=WSAVA2003PID=6699O=Generic
 
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Re: Bartonella

2008-03-18 Thread MaryChristine
thanks, belinda.

On Tue, Mar 18, 2008 at 11:55 AM, Belinda Sauro [EMAIL PROTECTED]
wrote:

Just to make sure no one gets confused, Haemobartonella and
 Bartonella are two very different diseases.  I just don't want any new
 people to get confused about this:


 http://www.vin.com/proceedings/Proceedings.plx?CID=WSAVA2003PID=6699O=Generic

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Re: Bartonella

2008-03-17 Thread wendy
Hi Amy,

Yes, many of us here have heard of hemobartonella, a blood parasite.  It is 
very hard to diagnose, because one minute it will show up on a slide under the 
microscope, and the next minute, it won't.  So anytime any of the kitties here 
are anemic, we recommend the 21 day course of doxy regardless of test results 
because felv+ cats are more prone to hemobart and it's hard to diagnose.  I 
don't think it's contagious, but find it interesting that 2 of your 3 are 
positive.  It's possible the 3rd one is as well, since the parasite is so 
elusive.  I would talk about this with your vet.  Please keep us posted as to 
the results of the other two cats.  If it turns out that a high percentage of 
your cats have it, especially if all of them do, I will wonder not necessarily 
about contagiousness (which I thought that it wasn't), but what caused the 
hemobart and the conditions (ie. if fleas in certain parts of the country or 
certain areas, lakeland fleass vs. city fleas
 are more prone to carry the parasite).  Did your vet say if fleas are the only 
way to get hemobart?  It will be interesting to learn more about this.  Be glad 
your kitties are so healthy.  We see some here that are diagnosed in the late 
stages of anemia, and often it can be too late.  Another thought: I don't think 
that hemobart is related to cat scratch fever.  If I am wrong, someone please 
correct me.

Thanks for taking such good care of your furbabies and good luck,
Wendy

 
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- Original Message 
From: Amy Weygandt [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Saturday, March 15, 2008 3:45:52 PM
Subject: Bartonella

Hi All,

I really haven't been very active on this group over
the past couple years so I'm not sure whether this has
been discussed or not.  I have a young child in my
home and this year my vet recommended having my leuk
positive cats tested for Bartonella.  They are seen
every 6 months for full blood work ups.  I have 5 cats
that have been here for several years and have never
had fleas in our home but tested anyways.  Three have
been tested so far and two came back positive and are
on medication for 21 days.  The other two are being
tested next week.  

Just wanted to mention this as my cats have always
seemed healthy other than some mild gingivitis.  Even
my one cat with perfect teeth and gums tested
positive.  My vet said she just started testing for
this recently and they are seeing tons of positive
cases, almost 50% of those being tested are positive. 


Do any of you have vets that have recommended this
testing?  My vet is a dear friend and would never
recommend something just to make money.  She was just
concerned because of our child and cat scratch fever. 
Wanted to make sure others are aware that this disease
seems to be fairly common now as many of us take in
rescues, strays, etc.  That's how I got all mine and
I'm guessing they have had this all along :(  I feel
bad I didn't test sooner.

Amy


  

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Re: Bartonella

2008-03-17 Thread wendy
Hi Amy,

The answer I posted previously was solely for hemobartonella.  I have no info. 
on just regular bartonella.  If you get anymore info. on bartonella, it would 
be great if you could post it.

As far as the archives go, you can go to www.felineleukemia.org and choose the 
archives and it will take you there.  They are searchable. 

Thanks!
:)
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- Original Message 
From: Amy Weygandt [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Saturday, March 15, 2008 8:15:56 PM
Subject: Re: Bartonella

Just to clarify, my vet said Bartonella and Hemobart
are not the same.  I did the same thing and said
something about Hemobart and she corrected me that
they are positive for bartonella, not hemobart.

I thought this was just a mail list, not a message
board so I'm not sure how to check the archives.  Are
all these messages archived somewhere?

Thanks
Amy

--- MaryChristine [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 check the archives, because it HAS been
 discussed--hemobart is one of those
 things that seems to really be regional. one of my
 vets says that in the
 past five years, a much higher than 50 percentage of
 cats in this area are
 testing positive. are the tests just done more
 often? are they better tests?
 or is it really more of a problem? she and i both
 feel it's probably all of
 the above
 
 i expect that you'll find a whole lot more info on
 the web now that when i
 first encountered it in a non-FeLV cat back in 2000;
 in fact, i think
 they've just changed its name--research published
 this week and noted in the
 winn feline foundation rss feed.
 
 if i forget to remember to send the link in the next
 day or so, someone
 please remind me!
 
 if anyone has access to medline or pubmed, and can
 get us .pdf copies of
 professional vet articles, there has been a lot of
 really neat stuff that's
 come out in the past months--not all of it
 applicable to FeLV, tho some of
 it is. i can get hard copies, but then i have to
 scan them, etc--and since
 it's a friend doing me the favor of using her
 account, well, i can't very
 well say, um, change the format, please.
 
 MC
 
 On Sat, Mar 15, 2008 at 4:45 PM, Amy Weygandt
 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 
  Hi All,
 
  I really haven't been very active on this group
 over
  the past couple years so I'm not sure whether this
 has
  been discussed or not.  I have a young child in my
  home and this year my vet recommended having my
 leuk
  positive cats tested for Bartonella.  They are
 seen
  every 6 months for full blood work ups.  I have 5
 cats
  that have been here for several years and have
 never
  had fleas in our home but tested anyways.  Three
 have
  been tested so far and two came back positive and
 are
  on medication for 21 days.  The other two are
 being
  tested next week.
 
  Just wanted to mention this as my cats have always
  seemed healthy other than some mild gingivitis. 
 Even
  my one cat with perfect teeth and gums tested
  positive.  My vet said she just started testing
 for
  this recently and they are seeing tons of positive
  cases, almost 50% of those being tested are
 positive.
 
 
  Do any of you have vets that have recommended this
  testing?  My vet is a dear friend and would never
  recommend something just to make money.  She was
 just
  concerned because of our child and cat scratch
 fever.
  Wanted to make sure others are aware that this
 disease
  seems to be fairly common now as many of us take
 in
  rescues, strays, etc.  That's how I got all mine
 and
  I'm guessing they have had this all along :(  I
 feel
  bad I didn't test sooner.
 
  Amy
 
 
 
  


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Re: Bartonella

2008-03-15 Thread MaryChristine
check the archives, because it HAS been discussed--hemobart is one of those
things that seems to really be regional. one of my vets says that in the
past five years, a much higher than 50 percentage of cats in this area are
testing positive. are the tests just done more often? are they better tests?
or is it really more of a problem? she and i both feel it's probably all of
the above

i expect that you'll find a whole lot more info on the web now that when i
first encountered it in a non-FeLV cat back in 2000; in fact, i think
they've just changed its name--research published this week and noted in the
winn feline foundation rss feed.

if i forget to remember to send the link in the next day or so, someone
please remind me!

if anyone has access to medline or pubmed, and can get us .pdf copies of
professional vet articles, there has been a lot of really neat stuff that's
come out in the past months--not all of it applicable to FeLV, tho some of
it is. i can get hard copies, but then i have to scan them, etc--and since
it's a friend doing me the favor of using her account, well, i can't very
well say, um, change the format, please.

MC

On Sat, Mar 15, 2008 at 4:45 PM, Amy Weygandt [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Hi All,

 I really haven't been very active on this group over
 the past couple years so I'm not sure whether this has
 been discussed or not.  I have a young child in my
 home and this year my vet recommended having my leuk
 positive cats tested for Bartonella.  They are seen
 every 6 months for full blood work ups.  I have 5 cats
 that have been here for several years and have never
 had fleas in our home but tested anyways.  Three have
 been tested so far and two came back positive and are
 on medication for 21 days.  The other two are being
 tested next week.

 Just wanted to mention this as my cats have always
 seemed healthy other than some mild gingivitis.  Even
 my one cat with perfect teeth and gums tested
 positive.  My vet said she just started testing for
 this recently and they are seeing tons of positive
 cases, almost 50% of those being tested are positive.


 Do any of you have vets that have recommended this
 testing?  My vet is a dear friend and would never
 recommend something just to make money.  She was just
 concerned because of our child and cat scratch fever.
 Wanted to make sure others are aware that this disease
 seems to be fairly common now as many of us take in
 rescues, strays, etc.  That's how I got all mine and
 I'm guessing they have had this all along :(  I feel
 bad I didn't test sooner.

 Amy



  
 
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Re: Bartonella

2008-03-15 Thread Amy Weygandt
Just to clarify, my vet said Bartonella and Hemobart
are not the same.  I did the same thing and said
something about Hemobart and she corrected me that
they are positive for bartonella, not hemobart.

I thought this was just a mail list, not a message
board so I'm not sure how to check the archives.  Are
all these messages archived somewhere?

Thanks
Amy

--- MaryChristine [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 check the archives, because it HAS been
 discussed--hemobart is one of those
 things that seems to really be regional. one of my
 vets says that in the
 past five years, a much higher than 50 percentage of
 cats in this area are
 testing positive. are the tests just done more
 often? are they better tests?
 or is it really more of a problem? she and i both
 feel it's probably all of
 the above
 
 i expect that you'll find a whole lot more info on
 the web now that when i
 first encountered it in a non-FeLV cat back in 2000;
 in fact, i think
 they've just changed its name--research published
 this week and noted in the
 winn feline foundation rss feed.
 
 if i forget to remember to send the link in the next
 day or so, someone
 please remind me!
 
 if anyone has access to medline or pubmed, and can
 get us .pdf copies of
 professional vet articles, there has been a lot of
 really neat stuff that's
 come out in the past months--not all of it
 applicable to FeLV, tho some of
 it is. i can get hard copies, but then i have to
 scan them, etc--and since
 it's a friend doing me the favor of using her
 account, well, i can't very
 well say, um, change the format, please.
 
 MC
 
 On Sat, Mar 15, 2008 at 4:45 PM, Amy Weygandt
 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 
  Hi All,
 
  I really haven't been very active on this group
 over
  the past couple years so I'm not sure whether this
 has
  been discussed or not.  I have a young child in my
  home and this year my vet recommended having my
 leuk
  positive cats tested for Bartonella.  They are
 seen
  every 6 months for full blood work ups.  I have 5
 cats
  that have been here for several years and have
 never
  had fleas in our home but tested anyways.  Three
 have
  been tested so far and two came back positive and
 are
  on medication for 21 days.  The other two are
 being
  tested next week.
 
  Just wanted to mention this as my cats have always
  seemed healthy other than some mild gingivitis. 
 Even
  my one cat with perfect teeth and gums tested
  positive.  My vet said she just started testing
 for
  this recently and they are seeing tons of positive
  cases, almost 50% of those being tested are
 positive.
 
 
  Do any of you have vets that have recommended this
  testing?  My vet is a dear friend and would never
  recommend something just to make money.  She was
 just
  concerned because of our child and cat scratch
 fever.
  Wanted to make sure others are aware that this
 disease
  seems to be fairly common now as many of us take
 in
  rescues, strays, etc.  That's how I got all mine
 and
  I'm guessing they have had this all along :(  I
 feel
  bad I didn't test sooner.
 
  Amy
 
 
 
  


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Re: Bartonella

2008-03-15 Thread MaryChristine
ah, you are right, of course--they are just used interchangeably so
often--even by vets--that i just compounded the error. oops.

if you go to the main site, www.felineleukemia.org, you'll find a link to
the archives, and there you will find us all immortalized in typescript!

MC


On Sat, Mar 15, 2008 at 9:15 PM, Amy Weygandt [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Just to clarify, my vet said Bartonella and Hemobart
 are not the same.  I did the same thing and said
 something about Hemobart and she corrected me that
 they are positive for bartonella, not hemobart.

 I thought this was just a mail list, not a message
 board so I'm not sure how to check the archives.  Are
 all these messages archived somewhere?

 Thanks
 Amy

 --- MaryChristine [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

  check the archives, because it HAS been
  discussed--hemobart is one of those
  things that seems to really be regional. one of my
  vets says that in the
  past five years, a much higher than 50 percentage of
  cats in this area are
  testing positive. are the tests just done more
  often? are they better tests?
  or is it really more of a problem? she and i both
  feel it's probably all of
  the above
 
  i expect that you'll find a whole lot more info on
  the web now that when i
  first encountered it in a non-FeLV cat back in 2000;
  in fact, i think
  they've just changed its name--research published
  this week and noted in the
  winn feline foundation rss feed.
 
  if i forget to remember to send the link in the next
  day or so, someone
  please remind me!
 
  if anyone has access to medline or pubmed, and can
  get us .pdf copies of
  professional vet articles, there has been a lot of
  really neat stuff that's
  come out in the past months--not all of it
  applicable to FeLV, tho some of
  it is. i can get hard copies, but then i have to
  scan them, etc--and since
  it's a friend doing me the favor of using her
  account, well, i can't very
  well say, um, change the format, please.
 
  MC
 
  On Sat, Mar 15, 2008 at 4:45 PM, Amy Weygandt
  [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 
   Hi All,
  
   I really haven't been very active on this group
  over
   the past couple years so I'm not sure whether this
  has
   been discussed or not.  I have a young child in my
   home and this year my vet recommended having my
  leuk
   positive cats tested for Bartonella.  They are
  seen
   every 6 months for full blood work ups.  I have 5
  cats
   that have been here for several years and have
  never
   had fleas in our home but tested anyways.  Three
  have
   been tested so far and two came back positive and
  are
   on medication for 21 days.  The other two are
  being
   tested next week.
  
   Just wanted to mention this as my cats have always
   seemed healthy other than some mild gingivitis.
  Even
   my one cat with perfect teeth and gums tested
   positive.  My vet said she just started testing
  for
   this recently and they are seeing tons of positive
   cases, almost 50% of those being tested are
  positive.
  
  
   Do any of you have vets that have recommended this
   testing?  My vet is a dear friend and would never
   recommend something just to make money.  She was
  just
   concerned because of our child and cat scratch
  fever.
   Wanted to make sure others are aware that this
  disease
   seems to be fairly common now as many of us take
  in
   rescues, strays, etc.  That's how I got all mine
  and
   I'm guessing they have had this all along :(  I
  feel
   bad I didn't test sooner.
  
   Amy
  
  
  
  
 

 
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Re: bartonella anyone?

2005-04-05 Thread maca cats
hi tonya, curious, just yesterday I was looking into this as well. Kurt,
my elder (10 yo), is again suffering from swollen glands, lack of
appetite, and a general bad condition. the blood test showed slight
anemia, and hemobartonella, but that does not explain the swollen
glands, and I tend to think of bartonella as a possibility. He is taking
Doxycicline for hemobart, and his poor stomach suffers, he doesn't
retain much food. He is also taking Stomorgyl (brand name,) another
antibiotic for anaerobic bugs, for the swelling. he seems better today,
after 6 days of treatment and some fluids, but this is the third time
this happens in 5 months, so I am really worried. His teeth are not
looking good, and he has very bad smell in his mouth. I am guessing this
bacteria goes through his system and makes him sick, so I will try a
dental after he recovers. If you find more info, plase let me know.

macarena, chile



Re: bartonella anyone?

2005-04-05 Thread catatonya
Hey Macarena,

I've been searching the internet, and evidently it's relatively new that they've been associating the bartonella with diseases in cats. There's not a lot of information. Mostly what I've read said they've found that treating the bartonella has helped with chronic eye conditions (herpes, uveitis) and with uri's that would not go away with other antibiotics/treatments.

My vet said they've found sometimes it causes inflammation of the pancreas and helps diabetic cats to be treated if they're positive. She also said it can cause other chronic infections in the gums or other organs that don't respond to other treatments...

That's about all I know except that it IS contagious according to my vet, and more problematic in multiple cat households. It is most often transferred by flea bites, but the vet said not always.

I'm still waiting on results.

tonyamaca cats [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
hi tonya, curious, just yesterday I was looking into this as well. Kurt,my elder (10 yo), is again suffering from swollen glands, lack ofappetite, and a general bad condition. the blood test showed slightanemia, and hemobartonella, but that does not explain the swollenglands, and I tend to think of bartonella as a possibility. He is takingDoxycicline for hemobart, and his poor stomach suffers, he doesn'tretain much food. He is also taking Stomorgyl (brand name,) anotherantibiotic for anaerobic bugs, for the swelling. he seems better today,after 6 days of treatment and some fluids, but this is the third timethis happens in 5 months, so I am really worried. His teeth are notlooking good, and he has very bad smell in his mouth. I am guessing thisbacteria goes through his system and makes him sick, so I will try adental after he recovers. If
 you find more info, plase let me know.macarena, chile