Date: 2001-09-01 10:44:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Digest Number 367 - DISTEMPER VACCINE
LETS SEE IF I CAN OPEN ANOTHER CAN O WORMS...
VACCINES WHO NEEDS 'EM...
Here's an interesting Idea;
How many people on the list have had ferret's die of Distemper?
How many have ferrets who react to the vaccine?
I think for an indoor ferret that is not exposed to "new" ferrets
shows, play groups, neighbors ferrets) the risk would be very low.
Virus on shoes, ect, - try having a separate place to take off
ect that the
ferret would not exposed. I know in New England this was very easy
we all had mud rooms for that extra season that occurred 5 weeks out
year between winter and spring - ie "mud season"
additionally adult ferrets that have been vaccinated numbers of
have longer lasting immunity. [ie do you get vaccinated for measles
Ok ya and rabies ....
How many ferrets are diagnosed with rabies virus every year?
I'm not sure like maybe 5 in the last 50 years and there have been
many rabbits diagnosed with rabies virus - I've seen 2 cases myself!
AND RABBITS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO BE VACCINATED!
Maybe Mayor G. should start making rabbits illegal in NYC.
Benjamin A. Otten, DVM
Practice Limited to
Avian and Exotic Pets