Message Number: YG5635 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-07-19 08:28:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Isolating new ferrets

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Mike Janke" <mjanke@m...> wrote:
> Canine distemper has an incubation period of up to 10 days, so I
> would say a two-week isolation would allow you determine if that's
> possibility. Of these three diseases, this is the only one that
> could probably say, "Yes, this ferret does not have this disease"
> after a reasonable isolation period.

What is the concern with canine distemper if the current ferrets have
all been vaccinated? This is the first time I've seen anyone
recommend isolation against distemper. And, since distemper can be
spread without direct contact, how would you isolate? At a separate

Just curious.