Tjaee, er det igen troen der flytter bjerge…?
Nu melder historien ikke noget om hvor meget L-lysin der er givet. en anden ting er at katte på internater sikkert er mere stressede end sofastykkerne, stress er og bliver kattens værste fjende.
Dosering som er anbefalet, og efter David Maggs foreskrifter:
Udbrud 500 mg 2 gange daglig pr. kat
Forebygge 500 mg 1 gang dagl. pr. kat
Jeg booster altid 14 dage før udstillinger med L-lysin, som skulle gå ind og sætte sig på den plads Herpes sætter sig - jeg tror jeg fortsætter trods den her noget nedslående meddelelse
Fanciers Health, Lorriane Shelton d.d.
Unfortunately, not the positive news that could be hoped for…
Oral supplementation with l-lysine did not prevent upper respiratory
infection in a shelter population of cats
J Feline Med Surg. June 2008;0(0):.
Tina M Rees1, Janet L Lubinski
1 Humane Society of Indianapolis, 7929 N Michigan Road,
Indianapolis, IN 46268, USA.
Cats in animal shelters are highly susceptible to infection by
feline herpesvirus (FHV) by virtue of their stress and close
proximity to other cats. Animal shelters take several different
approaches to prevent FHV-related upper respiratory infections
(URIs), including empirically treating all cats with l-lysine, a
supplement believed to prevent the replication of FHV and,
therefore, manifestations of herpesvirus infections.
In this study we tested oral supplementation of l-lysine as a means
to prevent URIs. One hundred and forty-four cats were treated with l-
lysine in a small amount of canned food once daily. A ‘no treatment’
group of 147 cats received no lysine during the course of the study.
The development of conjunctivitis or URI was tracked between the two
In all measures, there was no effect between the two groups,
suggesting that lysine was not able to prevent URI or conjunctivitis
in our shelter situation. Cats entering shelters encounter stressors
that may make them more susceptible to FHV reactivation or
infection. Infection control and control of fomite transmission are
also key to keeping cats healthy in a group housing situation.
The finding that lysine did not prevent URI in this animal shelter
suggests that shelters may better use their resources by finding
ways to decrease stress among their feline population, focusing on
proper infection control measures, and limiting fomite transmission