Message Number: YG3961 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Mike Janke
Date: 2001-05-24 18:38:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Blue Ferret Syndrome

Interesting. I know about the "Blue Ferret Syndrome" but just
thought it was the hairs about to poke out.


--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., Betty <eikondes@c...> wrote:
> in a few weeks. In the author's experience, this condition is most
> commonly seen in ferrets that have been clipped for surgery or
access to
> veins during the resting phase of the hair cycle. The clipped area
> remains hairless a long time and then suddenly begins to turn blue.
> appears that hair follicles are making melanin which will be
> incorporated into growing hairs. Soon after the ferrets' skin turns
> blue, hair regrowth begins within one to two weeks."