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From: bill and diane killian
Date: 2001-03-12 20:42:00 UTC
Subject: [Ferret-Health-list] re:vaccine reactions-need info

Um... I have a feeling we have to understand what he means by "assembly
line fashion". We do our own vaccinations and we have thankfully not even
had a ferret act in any way like there was a reaction. We do much more of
an assembly line than could even be done in an informal clinic.

I do not at all disagree with the hypothesis that stress does have
somethiung to do with reactions in ferrets. Both Diane and I have stated
numerous times that we believe there is such a connection.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Brett Middleton" <brettm@a...>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2001 5:29 PM

> "M.Jo" <mjo.dullum@v...> wrote:
> > I need some information about reactions to vaccinations. Yesterday
> > we held a ferret vaccination clinic where we had a lot of ferrets
> > vaccinated.
> In his recent book "Ferret Husbandry, Medicine and Surgery", Dr. John
> Lewington states that ferrets should never be vaccinated in an
> "assembly line" fashion. (In fact, he mentions this more than once,
> and is quite adamant about it.) He seems to feel that this kind of
> setting is too stressful and conducive to reactions.
> Brett
> *SLMW 1.0* Ferrets: They're not just pets, they're adventures!