Message Number: YG2387 | New FHL Archives Search
From: tansy
Date: 2001-04-09 17:49:00 UTC
Subject: RE: [Ferret-Health-list] Re: gagging ferret, more info

> From: Mike Janke [mailto:mjanke@m...]
> ECE is definitely highly contagious. A ferret that comes in contact
> with another ferret that is an active carrier will come down with ECE
> within 48-72 hours of that contact.
Last year I had a ferret die, and at necrospsy she was diagnosed with ECE.
She had been sick for over a year. Only ONE of my 20+ ferrets also became
ill, and he was undergoing chemo for lymphoma at time. I KNOW some of the
others have never had ECE since I bred them. The ferret who was sick had
been in my household for 3 years when she got sick. So how does this rectify
with the description of ECE being "extremely contagious"?