I posted this on another cat site but I was curious as to how you guys would handle this. At the end of June I brought home a new stud boy that ended up with conjunctivitis. He tested positive for mycoplasma after doing a full respiratory PCR panel (he was negative for herpesvirus, calicivirus, chlamydia ect and negative for FIV/FeLV). Very very long story some what short, during his quarantine period he was accidentally exposed to one of my queens (she was immediately put into a separate quarantine room after exposure). She ended up with conjunctivitis as well but tested negative for everything on the full respiratory PCR. Both were treated for conjunctivitis, my vet said they could come out of quarantine. I had a litter of kittens at the time, and despite my best efforts (and the fact that my vet said the two originally infected cats could come out of isolation because they were fine), two kittens from the litter and two of other my queens ended up with mild congestion and one kitten ended up with conjunctivitis. I decided that in order to be on the safe side, I would treat all cats/kittens in my cattery with antibiotics in order to prevent them from passing around the bacteria. The antibiotics cleared ever one up and I have since not had any issues with my cats, or any of the other kittens from the litter. Because I didn't want to risk sending kittens to their new homes with the bacteria, even though they were no longer showing symptoms, I opted to have each individual kitten tested for mycoplasma (and all adult cats in my cattery too, because I wanted to make sure the bacteria was completely gone before I resumed breeding). The company that did the testing accidentally lost the original kitten swabs, so they had to be redone and sent back in. My kittens usually leave at 13 weeks, but because I was having issues getting the results of the swabs they left as 17 weeks, so I did their 16 week vaccinations at no cost to the new owners because I had to keep pushing back their go home dates. All kittens came back negative for mycoplasma. But 6 days before kittens were supposed to leave, the kitten that had both conjunctivitis and mild congestion initally, started doing this weird coughing/gagging thing. Almost like she was trying to cough up a hairball. I brought her back to the vet, the vet said she thought she may have eaten something she shouldn't have because her symptoms were different than before. She prescribed a med (can't remember the name now) to coat the kittens throat. Two days later I found a small pile of vomit with a tiny piece of plastic it. The coughing/gagging stopped. I spoke to my vet, she said because there had been no more issues that kitten should be fine to go to her new home. I explained what had happened to the new owners and they seemed fine (unfortunately this stuff does happen despite our best efforts). Well I guess after she left she started with the coughing/gagging thing again. I never would have let her leave if I didn't think this issue was resolved. She has been back and forth to the vet MANY MANY times since they got her for this issue. The vet asked for a video of the coughing/gagging (because of course the kitten would act fine at the vet!). New owners were having a hard time getting the video. Vet prescribed probiotics initially. Then L-Lysine because they thought the mycoplasma initially weakened the kittens immune system and she then caught a virus (I am SO careful when I take my cats to the vet, like I wont put the carrier on the floor, they are only allowed on the sanitize table and I wipe all carriers down immediately with lysol wipes when I get home). So once they finally got the video the vet prescribed prescribed another round of antibiotics (because they initially didn't think the issue was as bad as it was..) however they prescribed the same antibiotics the kitten initially had, just with a different name. Kitten seemed to get better with the antibiotics but once finished, she has started to wheeze and cough. So they put her on the same antibiotics again but for a longer duration at a higher dose. The kitten so far seems to be doing better (hopefully it stays that way) I am a new breeder (I have been doing this for about 3 years now) and I have been fortunate enough that I have never had a sick kitten. Especially not like this. And on top of everything, the owner took two kittens from the litter. They came home a few weeks ago to the other kitten limping, turned out she had some how broken her leg in 3 places. Thankfully the pet insurance I send with all my kittens with was able to be renewed with no wait period, so the new owners won't have to pay out much for the cost to fix. But they have been back and forth to the vet with her too because the kitten put her cast in the water dish and it dissolved and then she removed the cast somehow the same day she had a cast change... So between both kittens they have pretty much lived at the vet. Out of all of the kittens that we have produced not one has had any issues and this lady ends up with TWO!! I feel absolutely awful because this is not how getting a new kitten is supposed to go. Her two resident cats haven't had any issues, however the kitten with the broken leg ended up with mild conjunctivitis at one point that was cleared with eyedrops. This lady's vet had actually recommended me and got my info from another person that had two of my kittens (I know a few other of our kittens go to the same vet as well). Apparently the vet really was impressed with health and temperament of our kittens. I bet they are regretting that now.. I am curious of what y'all would do in this situation? My contract covers congenital/hereditary issues but not viruses. I would never have let the kitten leave if I didn't think the coughing/gagging issue was resolved. She hasn't asked for money to cover the costs and has been really good at keeping me updated on everything. My mentor and others have said to stick to the contract, but I feel absolutely awful that the new owners are going through this. I was thinking of covering the costs related to this issue or reimbursing them the cost of the kittens (whichever is less) once they send me all copies of the vet receipts. I know that the contract is there to protect me, however the vast majority of my kittens are sold by referrals (not that she will be singing my praises to any one given the circumstances), but I want to make sure that I am doing things right. Any thoughts?