Message Number: YG724 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Karen Purcell, DVM
Date: 2001-03-05 07:19:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Re: Coccidiosis (was Poop chart)

> > 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?
Where did they originate? Any access to contaminated water
supplies? Did they have access to the outdoors, where wild or feral
animals could have contaminated the environment? The poor sanitation
can be outdoors, and often is. Or, a water supply is compromised
without your knowledge.

-Dr. Karen
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