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FeLV and FIV Treatment FAQ

FeLV and FIV Treatment FAQ

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Questions and Answers Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)

Is there a treatment for Feline Leukemia Virus; … treatment for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus?
In 2006, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a conditional license for Lymphocyte T-Cell Immunomodulator (LTCI). LTCI is the first and only approved treatment for feline leukemia virus infections. LTCI is also approved for the treatment of feline immunodeficiency virus infections. There are currently no other approved treatments for FeLV or FIV.

What is feline leukemia virus?
Feline leukemia virus (FeLV; feleuk) is a common retrovirus in cats around the world. Retroviruses are prevalent in many species, including man (such as human immunodeficiency virus or HIV). In the United States, up to 3% of all cats are infected with feline leukemia virus.

How do cats get FeLV?
Cats infected with FeLV often shed the virus in very high quantities in saliva, nasal secretions, can also shed the virus in urine, feces, and milk. Transmission of the virus may occur from a social contact, grooming, bite wounds and even from the infected mother cat to her kittens.

What are the clinical signs of FeLV disease?
Cats often become thin, have loss of appetite, enlarged lymph nodes, anemia, persistent fevers, and may get opportunistic infections. Some cats get lymphoma, a type of cancer associated with FeLV.

What is Feline Immunodeficiency Virus?
FIV is in the same retrovirus family as feline leukemia virus (FeLV). In the United States, it is thought that around 2 percent of healthy cats have FIV but the percentage goes up in high risk populations.

What are the clinical signs of FIV?
The virus reproduces in white blood cells known as T-lymphocytes and spreads to lymph nodes throughout the body which causes lymph node enlargement and fever. Infected cats may have poor coat condition and persistent fever with a loss of appetite. Gingivitis, stomatitis and chronic or recurrent infections of the skin, urinary bladder, and upper respiratory tract are often present. Some cats can get opportunistic infections, ocular and neurological problems.

What should I do if my cat becomes infected?
Consult with your veterinarian about various options. IMULAN BioTherapeutics, LLC has a staff of veterinarians that can provide free case consultations with your veterinarian.

Go to IMULAN.COM for more information >>
Questions and Answers Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)

Is there a treatment for Feline Leukemia Virus; … treatment for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus?
In 2006, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a conditional license for Lymphocyte T-Cell Immunomodulator (LTCI). LTCI is the first and only approved treatment for feline leukemia virus infections. LTCI is also approved for the treatment of feline immunodeficiency virus infections. There are currently no other approved treatments for FeLV or FIV.

What is feline leukemia virus?
Feline leukemia virus (FeLV; feleuk) is a common retrovirus in cats around the world. Retroviruses are prevalent in many species, including man (such as human immunodeficiency virus or HIV). In the United States, up to 3% of all cats are infected with feline leukemia virus.

How do cats get FeLV?
Cats infected with FeLV often shed the virus in very high quantities in saliva, nasal secretions, can also shed the virus in urine, feces, and milk. Transmission of the virus may occur from a social contact, grooming, bite wounds and even from the infected mother cat to her kittens.

What are the clinical signs of FeLV disease?
Cats often become thin, have loss of appetite, enlarged lymph nodes, anemia, persistent fevers, and may get opportunistic infections. Some cats get lymphoma, a type of cancer associated with FeLV.

What is Feline Immunodeficiency Virus?
FIV is in the same retrovirus family as feline leukemia virus (FeLV). In the United States, it is thought that around 2 percent of healthy cats have FIV but the percentage goes up in high risk populations.

What are the clinical signs of FIV?
The virus reproduces in white blood cells known as T-lymphocytes and spreads to lymph nodes throughout the body which causes lymph node enlargement and fever. Infected cats may have poor coat condition and persistent fever with a loss of appetite. Gingivitis, stomatitis and chronic or recurrent infections of the skin, urinary bladder, and upper respiratory tract are often present. Some cats can get opportunistic infections, ocular and neurological problems.

What should I do if my cat becomes infected?
Consult with your veterinarian about various options. IMULAN BioTherapeutics, LLC has a staff of veterinarians that can provide free case consultations with your veterinarian.

Go to IMULAN.COM for more information >>

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Hi, I am from Malaysia and i am trying to obtain the LTCI. Please can you advice me how can i obtain the LTCI. I have 3 cats diagnosed FIV+. Thank you
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