Message Number: YG7209 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-09-11 17:07:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Segregation of ADV (+ )vs( - ) fererts

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., ferretgirl6@c... wrote:
> In a message dated 9/10/2001 1:31:07 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> shurcool@i... writes:
> >
> > Does this mean that, if your ferrets have already been exposed but
> > still test negative, that it's OK to put a ADV+ ferret with them?

> > Once they have been exposed, they can't get ADV from a future
> >
> > I can't seem to ask the question right, but maybe someone will
> > understand it.
> >
> >
> I would like to know myself. It seems that some ferrets are
resistant to ADV.
> They stay negative after repetive exposure. (I'm going off what was
> earlier on this list.) It would be an important fact in ADV
research, and
> these type of ferrets could be a control or have something usefull
> preventing or stopping ADV.

It could also mean that the ADV+ ferret has not shed the disease so
the other ferrets around it are still negative. I have not
experienced that some are resistant to ADV. I wish it were true
because then all mine wouldn't be positive.