Message Number: YG1204 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Edward Lipinski
Date: 2001-03-13 01:57:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] One trigger for tax cut and three
triggers for estral cessation.

Yes hello Chris,

One episode I didn't mention in my post was related either to
me or was posted on one of the mailing lists, I don't remember
which one, was the manner in which one 'breeder' used to take
estral females out of 'heat'.

What he did was to allow coitus and after penetration he would
forceably 'yank' the two ferrets apart. I don't know how
often he did this to terminate estrus, nor just how long he
permitted coitus, or even if it worked, but it struck me as a
rather insensitive and savage method to forceably separate the
two ferrets physically related as they were.

If 'locking' really occurs, as I've surmised it does, then
this method of terminating estrus would most likely be very
uncomfortable and possibly somewhat painful for the two
ferrets. It makes me wince just at the thought of someone
doing this.

I've wondered just what reaction the organization 'People for
the Ethical Treatment of Animals', PETA, would have to this

Thanks for your post. Edward Lipinski

On Mon, 12 Mar 2001 18:50:29 -0000 "Chris Lloyd"
<> writes:
Hi Edward, I don't think ( the vigorous stimulation of the
ferret's neck skin, ) came into the same category of what
used to be done to the ferrets here, when I left the barn
the farmer had picked up the ferret by the neck with these
old blacksmith pliers. I have no idea of how well the
treatment worked but there were no jill jabs, no V hobs, no
dead jills and no kits so the old boys made it work some
how. I do not know of any one in the UK ever poking around
inside a ferret to remove a it from oestrus but I expect its
been tried here. Chris.

Chris Lloyd ICQ no. 44575318
Wessex Ferret Club Southampton. UK.
The Pack

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