Message Number: YG718 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Flemming Farms
Date: 2001-03-05 08:59:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Coccidiosis (was Poop chart)

Dr. Karen wrote:

> Coccidiosis causes pretty straight forward diarrhea, I have not
> seen black tarry stools with a case diagnosed solely with
> coccidiosis, and never in a ferret. I'd worry about gastric ulcers.


> Coccidiosis is generally spread due to poor sanitation at the
> breeder/distributer/household. It is picked up from the environment,
> and is generally more common in young or health compromised animals.

Some of my ferrets had coccidiosis. However, they were not kept in bad
conditions, nor were they having diarrhea. Is that possible?

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