Little Charlie "volunteered" to go the vet today to get a stool sample collected that will be sent on to the lab for testing. We were told he was brave.
All 3 of our Coons have been symptomatic and have been since we got them home almost 2 months ago now.
If he tests positive, all 3 will probably be treated with RDZ in an attempt to cure the evil stuff.
We've been told that during, and for two weeks after, the treatment the cats must be isolated from each other to prevent them re-infecting each other. Then they all 3 get retested to see if it took. (I read though, that within 3 or 4 days of the start of treatment, the diarrhea goes away, so I take that as a good early indicator.) I'm not sure that keeping all 3 cats isolated from each other for a month is practical. They'd go nuts without each others' company I think and I don't see how we could accomplish the feat with our floorplan in the first place.
Eventually all 3 will be back together, so if one proves resistant, they'll get it again. We're not sure we would want to put down one to help the others. Tough place to be.
I don't want them to have TF obviously but the vet still insists that we're fighting IBD in all 3 cats now.