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  • 1.  FeLV testing, revisited (for the millionth time...)

    Posted 14 days ago
    Good morning: Realizing all the pitfalls associated with FeLV testing, our shelter is still trying to come up with a testing protocol that works for us and our community. Can anyone help with information about how long maternal FeLV antibodies can last in the kittens? I attended the "One and Done" presentation, and I'm trying to help determine when to do the "one." If we test too soon and have positive kittens due to maternal antibodies, we are not going to have luck placing them in our community. 

    Thanks in advance for your time.
    Kirsten Cianci
    =^..^=
    #Medicine,SurgeryandSterilization

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    Kirsten Cianci
    Palmetto Animal League
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  • 2.  RE: FeLV testing, revisited (for the millionth time...)

    Posted 14 days ago
    From page 9 of the 2020 AAFP Feline Retrovirus Testing and Management Guidelines,
    https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1098612X19895940: "Testing is not confounded by maternally acquired immunity or FeLV vaccination."

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    Nancy Peterson
    The National Kitten Coalition
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  • 3.  RE: FeLV testing, revisited (for the millionth time...)

    Posted 14 days ago
    Hi Nancy - thanks for answering! Although I can't follow your link, I think I should be able to access the AAFP document somewhere. How did I/we miss this?!? 
    =^..^=

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    Kirsten Cianci
    Palmetto Animal League
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  • 4.  RE: FeLV testing, revisited (for the millionth time...)

    Posted 13 days ago





  • 5.  RE: FeLV testing, revisited (for the millionth time...)

    Posted 13 days ago
    Got it! Thank you for taking the time to re-post. Have a great day!

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    Kirsten Cianci
    Palmetto Animal League
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  • 6.  RE: FeLV testing, revisited (for the millionth time...)

    Posted 13 days ago
    Hi Kirsten,  Feel free to email me and I can give you access to some of our past sessions from Online Feline Leukemia Day and we have a new session coming up on July 16th from 10am-5pm ET.  For more info. feel free to go to www.communitycatspodcast.com.  My email is stacy@communitycatspodcast.com. Thanks,  Stacy

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    stacy lebaron
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  • 7.  RE: FeLV testing, revisited (for the millionth time...)

    Posted 13 days ago
    Stacy - sent you an email. Thanks!

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    Kirsten Cianci
    Palmetto Animal League
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