Message Number: YG10700 | New FHL Archives Search
From: sukieferret
Date: 2002-02-03 19:01:00 UTC
Subject: Re: new marshall baby&ADV ??

> It's a relatively simple, painless test and it's only about $12.
> Yes, Kramer would be at risk if in fact the baby is positive. But
> we're getting ahead of ourselves here. They need to be tested

Yes! Exactly!

Also, remember that it is possible for test results to be thrown off by tests improperly done or other factors so repeating with another test (esp. with a more precise one if the do-at-home one was used) makes sense before knowing if the ferret received a true positive.

If the ferret had a true positive then ADV could have been picked up at ANY of multiple locations: the breeder, OR the distributor, OR the store, etc.

Testing just makes sense, but worrying that a breeder might have it without having the data to support that worry is exceedingly premature.