Message Number: YG3918 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2001-05-23 13:52:00 UTC
Subject: breeding problems

>Hello, what a year for ferret breeding!! Not only are the ferrets having
>problems...even the horses are having trouble having normal births! I have
>decided to change the food I am feeding my ferrets,

The horse and ferret situation are likely separate. There is a
hypothesis for the high number of breeding problems among horses this
year that is currently being studied. A fungus found in Blue Grass
is suspect. In Kentucky an average of a third of the thoroughbreds
are being lost, with some breeders losing most.

Anyway, I just wanted to get across two points: that fungus isn't a
good thing in food (Okay, that's obvious though too many don't know
fungi comprise a major reason for certain food preservatives.), and
mostly that the two situations (ferret and horse) are likely separate
from each other.