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From: MC
Date: 2001-07-22 16:09:00 UTC
Subject: ADV Home Tests From Avecon

Boy, have I got some questions!

Last year, my three monsters had the following results from Avecon.

Snorkle, a MF male, negative
Tuzigoot, A whole NZ female, negative
Bancho, a whole NZ male, positive

I just finished testing again this year with the following results:

Snorkle, still negative
Bancho, now nutted, negative
Tuzigoot, still whole, 'I think' positive. I say 'think' because I really have to look to see an indicator in the test section of the test strip.
It is so faint that it is not really visible without close scrutiny.

What really hits me between the eyes is Bancho now showing negative. I know Judy disagrees with me on this, but I have always questioned the
validity of the numerous positive results with the NZ ferrets. I have contended all along that a genetic marker or some sort of interaction due to
the required parvo vaccination in New Zealand was the cause. (Mind you, I am not a medical person in any way, shape, or form...just me
guessing..nothing scientific about my feelings)

I hope all those people who have NZ ferrets that tested positive, redo the tests at a year interval. It will be interesting to see how many remain
the same or what change in the results might have taken place.

So...any or all of you 'vits' out there..I would be very interested in your thoughts on this. I will be talking to Avecon Monday and I suspect they
will want me to send in a saliva sample on each of the furkids for a comparison, in lab, test.