Message Number: YG2869 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-04-23 09:45:00 UTC
Subject: Re Shira was Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Digest Number 145

In a message dated 04/23/01 5:55:50 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<< As I have mentioned in my previous posts, she was
in some sort of half-estrus for two months before she could be bred,
and it took almost 40 days during the pseudo for the vulva to go back
to normal size. What will happen if she's bred again now? >>

I have to say that my recommendation with a ferret that is having
reproductive problems to this extent would be to spay her. If you breed her
while she is currently infected, the odds are that not only will she not
become pregnant, but that you risk infecting the male and any further females
he is mated with, depending on the cause of her infection.

Dr. Ruth
Save lives - spay or neuter your pet.