Message Number: YG6264 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Nicole Hilliard
Date: 2001-08-09 08:46:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Sneezing

This reminds me of ECE. Before you get Kira the distemper shot, you should
tell your vet about the change - sneezing, greenish stools, etc. Also, you
may want to ask the previous owners if she was doing this before she came to
your home.

Also, I remember reading that kits purchased from stores have already been
in contact with the ECE virus and have antibodies against the disease.
However, they are also a carrier for the virus. Kira may never have come in
contact with another ferret with ECE and is now sick.

Your vet should be able to give you some advice about what to do if Kira has
ECE. This disease takes its toll on older ferrets. However, with the right
care and attention, Kira will be fine.

It sounds like Kira has a good home now. And a buddy. Good luck.


p.s. Scruffy, Summer and Oz have paws crossed for you and Kira.