I went to see the man who makes RetroMAD1 yesterday, so here's a quick FAQ.
What is RetroMAD1?
RetroMAD1 is an experimental recombinant protein biologic antiviral drug. It's developed and made in Malaysia by Malaysians.
What does RetroMAD1 do?
It greatly reduces viral counts in mosquito cells infected with Dengue Fever Virus and in monkey cells infected with Herpes Simplex 2 that causes Genital Herpes in humans.
RetroMAD1 has also treated 14 sick cats with FIV or FeLV (Feline leukemia). Every single kitty has recovered.
How is RetroMAD1 given?
It's a oral medicine that has to be given 3 times a day. As it is a clear odourless, tasteless liquid, the easiest way to give it to you pet is to put it in his or her food. Your cat won't even know it's there.
What side-effects are there?
None so far. Toxicity trials carried out by the University of Malaya showed that there were no adverse effects on rats dosed with 500 times the dosages given to the cats.
PS: edit after vet visit: in 1 cat blood tests showed a slight elevation in AST/ALT counts – indicators that point to liver health.
I have a sick FIV kitty. How and where do I sign up?
Trials are taking place in Puching, Selangor, Malaysia. Contact Vet Dr Tan and Dr Wong at Klinik Haiwan dan Surgeri Wawasan by calling 03 5882 0755. They are in the position to assess how your cat may be treated with RetroMAD1.
Do I have to hand over my baby to mad scientists?
No, you treat your pet at home yourself. But you do have to make several return visits so the vets can check on progress.
I am a vet in Malaysia, a billionaire investor looking for a project etc. How do I talk to the man himself?
Visit Biosatria and contact Ung Eng Huan.
I want to talk to you about Au and your experience. How do I contact you?
Leave a comment or email me at katztales AT lepak.com.
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