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From: Troy Lynn Eckart
Date: 2001-06-28 11:20:00 UTC
Subject: Parvo baby ferret

I was home yesterday and received a call from a woman in Colorado. She
recently bought a ferret from a petstore as a companion to her 1 yr old

The day after she got the ferret home it had profuse watery diarrhea and
projectile diarrhea. She took it to a vet and the vet ran some type of
test that showed a positive for parvo. She said the vet also mentioned
ECE. Unfortunately, this 5 week old baby girl was euthanized as the vet
said she would require extensive care and that she might not make it and
if she did would always be sickly..... sigh. The woman didn't give me
the name of her vet but is going to contact her and find out what test was
run. The woman is heartbroken that she had the baby put to sleep. Me too.

Please distribute ECE information to vets in your areas, even if they
aren't your vet.

Hugs to all. tle
Troy Lynn Eckart
Ferret Family Services