Message Number: YG1209 | New FHL Archives Search
From: bill and diane killian - zen and the art of ferrets
Date: 2001-03-13 10:40:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Assembly Line Vaccinations

On Tue, 13 Mar 2001, Shirley Hewett wrote:

> Hi Brett,
> I would have to disagree with Dr Lewington's view that "assembly line"
> vaccinations are stressful to ferrets. I think that if a ferret can stay
> in a queue with its owner(s), get a quick jab and then be put back in
> its owners arms, where does stress enter into the picture?

Being in a new place, with lots of new ferrets and new people. Three
sources of stress from just the newness.

Being tossed in a carrier and hauled off across town.

Some ferrets could indeed get stressed. Some would love it.

> My own ferrets as well as hundreds of others join in on the Vaccination
> Days here in Perth and they actually enjoy the outing where they get to meet
> other ferrets (or not, depending on their nature),

You yourself note the stress to some.

bill and diane killian
zen and the art of ferrets