Message Number: YG496 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Dr. Bruce Williams
Date: 2001-03-01 19:39:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Emergency!


Distemper usually doesn't move so fast. More classic clinical signs
would include crusting of the nose and footpads, and oculonasal
discharge (you are hinting around at it) but htis ceratinly isn't a
classic distemper picture.

Has the animal been vaccinated? Have other ferrets in the household
been vaccinated?

Just to be on the safe side, let's quarantine that ferret AWAY from
everyone else.

With kindest regards,

Bruce H. Williams, DVM
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--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., JTRADFORD@w... wrote:
> One of my Club members thinks her male Ferret has distemper! Vet
> tomorrow,but need advice tonight,please...anyone!! She lives in
Texas &
> put off his shots<per Vet> as he had a blockage,prior...
> Symptoms:
> Lethargy,swollen red anus,swollen red eyes<mucusy>,same with mouth
> chin.<red,lotsa red>...started with the eyes....yesterday,today it
> to have invaded his lil body!
> Plus,she is in the process of receiving another ferret,thru a
> breeder.....Isn't it a disease that STAYS around even after the
> is "put to sleep" Gawd,this really hurts! Please tell me all you can
> about this disease in ferrets.Sounds nothing like it to me BUT I
> never read up on it.....Just know what I've heard! HELP!!! Options?
> As Usual,
> Thank You!
> Love,
> Tara