Message Number: YG5929 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Steve Austin
Date: 2001-07-30 00:22:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Coccidea

I wouldn't jump to treating every one without a diagnosis
Coccidia can be found in the stool, but may take up to three
samples to be sure the test is 100% accurate.

If it is coccidia, then you may have to treat them all,
but your vet will know more about that.

Congrats, she sounds gorgeous.


> She is growing like a weed, more active than a 2 year old, and her
> fur is BEAUTIFUL and soooo soft. :) The only thing that I have
> noticed is her seedy poops (oh they stink).
> I am a little worried about it. My other guys have been around her,
> but I don't think they have come into contact with her poops. I
> scoop them out right after her (when she is out). How contagious is
> this? Does anyone know anything about this? Should I have my vet
> do
> any other tests? I understand that with coccidea it may not always
> have the eggs in the poop? Do I need to treat all of my ferrets?
> Any advice is GREATLY appreciaged. Thank you all for your time,
> Sassy
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