18
Jul

I have anxiously been awaiting my serology results since I sent them in last week. I am happy to report that I just got the results, and they are what I’d been hoping for! Johanna was negative for the deadly viruses (SDA/Sendai) and the only positive of any relevance was Myco. Myco is something that *most* pet rats carry, and I believe that I brought home a different strain of myco than my rats were used to, which caused the respiratory symptoms in some. That was my theory before doing the bloodwork (based on symptoms and conversations with vets and the serologist at the testing facility), and now that I have the results, it does back up that theory.
So – it is good news! I will still keep Iris’s babies an extra few weeks as I’d planned, to finish up their quarantine. But then they can go home as planned.