Message Number: YG6958 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Steve Austin
Date: 2001-09-04 02:27:00 UTC
Subject: Re: t] RE: Ferret Distemper Vaccine

One quick question, I know this vaccine seems like the
answer to all our problems. But were all the ferrets in the
study vaccinated many times, or just the once?
As I understand it the ones most likely to react usually
have received the vaccine a few times, it is rare to react to
something the first time it is encountered.


> Merial is almost ready to release their new ferret approved
> distemper
> vaccine - my vet was one of the ones selected for the trials, and
> even
> ferrets who had reacted badly in the past did well - no reactions
> even
> though the owners were not allowed to pre-medicate for the trials.
> However, one ferret did react, badly - my best friend's ferret, who
> had
> already reacted badly to the Fervac - but he was the only one out
> of
> about 400 - a big improvement. Merial is looking at a release date
> in
> October. By the way, I have always pre-medicated with oral Benadryl,
> and
> I intend to continue, as an added precaution ...
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