Message Number: YG5198 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-07-05 15:44:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Canine Distemper

Hi Charlotte,
There is a USDA approved distemper vaccine for
ferrets. It is called Fervac-D from United Vaccines (in
Wisconsin, USA). Some people use the Galaxy-D
vaccine from Schering (in New Jersey, USA). I do not know
which vaccine is available over there in the UK. Perhaps
Chris can jump in and answer your question about what vaccine
is available and recommend a vet in your area. The vaccines
here are boostered on a yearly basis. If this is your ferrets first
dose of the vaccine then he will also need a booster dose in 3
Since distemper is a fatal disease, I would recommend vaccinating
for it.
Hope that helps,
Jerry Murray, DVM