Message Number: YG2998 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-04-27 07:35:00 UTC
Subject: [Ferret-Health-list]RE:Partial Albinism post

There are 2 problems possible with partial albinos:
1) Waardenburg(-Klein) syndrome which causes deafness, and
2) Chediak-Higashi syndrome which causes a disorder of the
immune system. The Chediak-Higashi syndrome is why Aleutian
mink (a partial albino) are so prone to fatal Aleutian Disease.
So far Chediak-Higashi syndrome is not been seen in ferrets.
Jerry Murray, DVM