Message Number: YG5719 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Danee DeVore
Date: 2001-07-24 11:37:00 UTC
Subject: Re: ADV Home Tests From Avecon

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Chris Lloyd" <chris.lloyd2@b...>
> Hi, how old were your test kits as there were some problems with
some of the earlier testing kits. When I spoke to Deenly at the UK
testing lab. he said that under lab. conditions be believed the
Avecon tests to be practically 100% reliable. I thought that the
whole idea of the Avecon tests is that they did not react to anything
but ADV type F . Please post any info. you get from Avecon.
> Chris Lloyd. ICQ no. 44575318
> Wessex Ferret Club

While I agree that the Avecon tests are very reliable, they are not
always correct. Dr. Murray has posted before about several ferrets
that tested negative with the Avecon test that have been proven to
have ADV. I have had some similar experiences as well with one of
mine. He tested negative twice with the ELISA, even though it has
been proved with other tests that he has ADV, and has since he was a
Again, no test is 100% reliable. When discrepancies arise, retest.