Message Number: YG10723 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2002-02-03 20:24:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Digest Number 588

In a message dated 02/03/02 11:53:06 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

My question: I called Avecon last week about something else.I
talked to
a Dr there/ I asked how long after exposure should one test.He
told me
it takes at least 6 weeks to show up.Doesn't this PROVE her 9 week
baby got it at Marshall Farms????? She's only 9 weeks! If it takes
plus weeks to show up then it was NOT exposed at the Pet store.
Will someone Please comment????

The test can detect antibodies to the virus at two weeks after
infection, according to the Avecon website. And there is always the
chance for a false positive. I strongly recommend that the baby
ferret be retested to make certain of the diagnosis.

Dr. Ruth
Save lives - spay or neuter your pet.