Message Number: YG5600 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-07-17 14:59:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Re: giardia

hi all :)

In a message dated 7/17/01 4:57:27 PM, shurcool@i... writes:

<< It is normally from contaminated water; i.e. fishbowl, pond, etc. and
is spread by fecal/oral contact. >>

i am no vet either, but ditto here. it is contaminated water supplies,
wells, streams rivers and such. or you could have stepped in some out in the
woods or if you have wild animals near by. brought it in that way and they
sniffed it and got it on their nose and licked it. been in the woods lately?

it causes flu like symptoms, usually 6 months or more after the fact. so
usually you would not think that was the cause. if left untreated... i forgot
what happens, but i dont think it is nice.

yes and any mammals can get it. people get it from critters and people who
dont know where to go to the bathroom in the woods... let's see... close to
the water.... right :p
the best to you and yours.

kathy. and bianca