Message Number: YG338 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Kristine
Date: 2001-02-27 19:44:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Parvo Virus Question

I'm wondering about the vaccine that was used on the ferret. As far
as I've known there is no vaccine against parvo for ferrets. Could
this of caused the problem? Would this of made the tests look like he
had parvo?


> The weird thing is that the dead ferret WAS vaccined against parvo
> virus/parvo diarrea, and still he crashed and bleed to death right
before my
> eyes.
> I´ve read up on some micro-biology and as far as I can gather vira
> capable of mutatting and cheating the vaccines and the immuno
> If that is true, how can I be sure the vacines will do any good???
> I hope you can help me with these questions, as my own vets have
> experiense in handling/treating ferrets and actually started arguing
> the issue while I was still in the consultation...not something that
made me
> feel any better about the situation or helped me gain trust in their
> diagnosis!