Message Number: YG6850 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Russell Prater
Date: 2001-08-31 23:28:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Re: Ferret Distemper Vaccine

flabarb64@a... wrote:

> Late last year, my vet participated in the clinical trials for the Merial
> vaccine. At this time, she had vaccinated over 90 known reactors with NO
> reactions and no pre-medication. I was worried but brought my ferrets to
> participate in the study. Mufasa, a known reactor in the past, reacted
> SEVERELY within ten minutes of the vaccination. I was told not to
> pre-medicate them. When I picked him up and brought him home he was unable
> to use his hind legs. For a week he stayed with my vet for IV medication.
> Today, he is walking, but one foot has a limp.

I had heard that out of 400 ferrets vaccinated with the Merial vaccine,
only one reacted. Guess Mufasa was the one.

Russ, Booger, Bonnie & Clyde

URA Redneck if you've never heard a toilet flush.