Message Number: YG1147 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-03-12 03:18:00 UTC
Subject: Re: ECE can be eliminated forever! Wishful thinking or a

Dr. Williams:

Please pardon my ignorance, but does this mean that there is a test
to determine if a ferret has been exposed to ECE?


--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Bruce Williams, DVM" <williams@e...>
> ...we developed a monoclonal
> antibody to identify the presence of specific coronaviral antigen
> the enterocytes of affected animals. The antibody proved
> exceedlingly specific, identifying with 100% accuracy animals which
> were involved in outbreaks, as opposed to negative controls taken
> from before the first outbreak of coronavirus was seen (1993) or
> those with either normal tissue or other definitively diagnosed
> enteric disease
> With kindest regards,
> Bruce H. Williams, DVM, DACVP