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From: StarAngels
Date: 2001-05-21 10:42:00 UTC
Subject: [Ferret-Health-list] Re: Rabies? Can you tell?

well she does not know and i didn't either she just got two
more new ferrets that wer given to her and had no history on
them so she wanted to be sure.. her hubby got bit trying to
fix the feed dish..
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received, freely give." Cheryl.....Mommie of (ferrets) Bandit,
Lady, Snowball, (kittys) Robert, Snowfire, new stray (Kids)
Angela, Tabitha

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----- Original Message -----
From: Sukie Crandall
Sent: Sunday, May 20, 2001 8:33 PM

>how can you tell if a Ferret has rabies? what are the
signs? or is there a
>good site to read up on this..
>now if someone adopted ferrets with no history and then
they get bit and
>draw blood
>are them human sign's to watch for?
>no this did not happen to me but to a friend

Well, the very good news is that, yes, you can tell quite
afterward, and that infected ferrets develop strong
symptoms quite rapidly, so that removes the guess work that
before studies on this had been done.

There used to be real problems with situations in which
breeders, and pet stores found themselves pressured by a
parent whose
kids (who sometimes were hurting the ferrets with pokes and
the like)
got nipped, and even some in which a ex decided to cause
problems by
insisting that non-existent bites had taken place and

Why did you friend think that rabies may be present? It's
rare. What happened?

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