FELINE LEUKAEMIA VIRUS TREATMENT
Treatment of FeLV-related anaemias, immunosuppression and reproductive
failure involves non-specific, supportive therapy only and carries a very poor
Little success has been reported for treatments of either lymphatic
or myeloid leukaemias. Remission rates of up to 60% for 2 years can be achieved
by treatment of thymic and multicentric lymphosarcomas, although these cats will
still be infected with FeLV and are therefore likely to develop another FeLV
related disease and be a source of infection to other cats.
Various treatment regimes using combinations of cytotoxic drugs
and corticosteroids have been reported. However, as correct dosage and monitoring
patients are critical and as many of the protocols are complex, it is advisable
either to refer the cat to a specialist centre or to take specialist advice before
embarking on chemotherapy.
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