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From: Amber
Date: 2001-09-01 18:14:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Vaccinations,Adrenal,Insulinoma problems-is there a

I currently have three ferrets...all from MF. I too have been told
not to vaccinate them. All three are indoor ferrets and not exposed
to any other pets. They are by a large window and are exposed to a
natural light cycle.
So far...the oldest at 7 yrs got adrenal disease at age 6.
The youngest at 4.5 yrs was just diagnosed with Insulinoma a little
over a week ago. And the middle child, 5.5 yrs is a happy healthy
ferret with no problems at all *keeping fingers crossed*.

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "kathy gadd" <katsuko2@h...> wrote:
> I spoke with my vet, Dr. X, 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 well-