I''ve got a FIV+ cat, 7 yrs old with severe signs of gingivitis/stomatitis. I'd like to start interferon treatment but in the Netherlands as far as I can find; there's not a known dosage.
There's a special cat-interferon on the market. All literature I can find is on the human interferon-alfa
Is there somebody who knows a ORAL dosage regimen for the cat-interferon (Virbagen from Virbac)
What's the recommended dosage regimen for the interferon-alfa?
Thanks for any reply
Veterinarian in the Netherlands
The administration of feline omega interferon can prolong the life of cats that are positive for FeLV and or FIV.
The only specific figures on dosage I can recall are from a study done on positive FeLV/ FIV cats that was done recently.
500,000 units of interferon per pound body weight, once a day for 5 days was given. The results of the study were very optimistic, but further research would need to be done before a definite result could be stated.
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