From: Steve Austin
Date: 2001-09-01 01:48:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Vaccinations,Adrenal,Insulinoma
problems-is there a connection?
We should clarify for everyone that you are from outside of
the US< and it is
possible that distemper is actually very rare where you live,
the US distemper is prevelant and no vet would recommend not
unless medical reasons.
Although, the other part of your question is a good one, there
are other factors
to consider, diet fed, lighting and age of spay/neuter that
may also play a part
in the differences between our countries, as well as, the
On Fri, 31 Aug 2001 12:17:41 -0700 "kathy gadd"
I spoke with my vet, Dr. Susan Wales, 2 days ago re.
vaccinations of ferrets. Her opinion is that indoor ferrets
should NOT be vaccinated---and wonders if there could be a
possible effect re. later health problems, e.g.adrenals,
insulinomas, etc. I have met no one here in Kelowna,B.C.
Canada that has had these health problems in their ferrets
IF their ferrets are indoors and NOT vaccinated. I wonder if
there has been any research done on the long-term effects of
the var. types of ferret vaccinations on ferret health and