Message Number: YG1934 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2001-03-31 22:12:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Dr. Williams - Experience begets Understanding?

Brett wrote:
>Given that there are genetic differences among countries, those
>differences are presently almost totally confounded with management
>effects. Someone else suggested that the rising incidence of
>"American" diseases in Sweden may be due to the importation of American
>bloodlines. But that certainly couldn't be the cause of the rising
>incidence in Australia, since that population has been closed for
>decades. The only thing that *both* countries are likely to be
>importing from the US is our style of husbandry. Their ferrets are
>increasingly being moved indoors and switched to commercial pet foods.

Could also have unknowningly imported a virus that hitched on
clothing or in a different life-form such as a human, couldn't they?