Message Number: YG6268 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Danee DeVore
Date: 2001-08-10 13:35:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Help with difficult diagnosis; anthracosis? (long post)

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., dadanaima@y... wrote:
> My ferret, Nutmeg, has been showing many 'difficult to interpret'
> signs and I would love to have some insight into what is going on
> him.

I am not a vet. That said, has your ferret been tested for ADV. I
noticed that his proteins and globulins were both high, and ADV can
cause this. Also, one of the classic ADV symptoms is hind end
weakness or paralysis. ADV often affects the liver and kidneys, and
kidney problems can cause additional drinking and excess urination.
You can either have your vet send a blood sample to United for a CEP
test to check for ADV, or you can send a saliva sample to Avecon for
an ELISA test for ADV, or you can order a test kit from Avecon and
run the test at home, yourself. The website for Avecon is:
I hope, for your sake, it is not ADV. But, I would definitly rule
that out, given the symptoms, etc.
Take care, and I will keep Nutmeg in my thoughts.