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Thoughts on the 2006 feline vaccine panel report

I read with great interest the new American Association of Feline Practitioners feline vaccine recommendations.1 I agreed with some of the conclusions and recommendations and disagreed with others, as is probably true of the panel members themselves. One of the aspects with which I disagree is the recommendations regarding use of FIV vaccine. Please consider these facts:

• FeLV and FIV transmission occurs as a result of bite wounds because both viruses are in the saliva of infected cats. Bite wounds probably account for most of the new infections of

Thoughts on the 2006 feline vaccine panel report

I read with great interest the new American Association of Feline Practitioners feline vaccine recommendations.1 I agreed with some of the conclusions and recommendations and disagreed with others, as is probably true of the panel members themselves. One of the aspects with which I disagree is the recommendations regarding use of FIV vaccine. Please consider these facts:

• FeLV and FIV transmission occurs as a result of bite wounds because both viruses are in the saliva of infected cats. Bite wounds probably account for most of the new infections of