*The combined antibodies/ADV particles spread within the tissues of multiple organs (kidneys, liver, spinal cord, bladder, etc.) resulting in inflammation. Within these inflamed tissues, there are two types of white blood cells that start to take over: plasmocytes & lymphocytes. If inflammation is severe, the ferret will show signs of a disease relating to the infected organ.
The exact mechanism which ADV affects the immune system is still "NOT" understood.
Due to the immune system interference your ferret could be more susceptible to a host of other diseases.
Ferrets most frequently present with ascending weakness(back to front), hind end weakness, lethargy, blood in stool, seizures, anemia, weight loss, enlargement of liver or spleen, etc. It's important to point out that all of these signs/symptoms are also found in other common illnesses as well, making the diagnosis very difficult. *
Ferrets: Contessa Kitties: Watson, Oskar DIP Sinnead, Vincent, Boris, Zeus and Athena, Willow, Mr. Frodo, Indie, Lucrezia, Judge, Odin, Miss Emily, Suki, Cody, Aristotle, Butterscotch, Frankenfurter. RIP Herne, Ligeia, and Mr. Stubbs