Message Number: YG781 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Dr. Bruce Williams
Date: 2001-03-05 20:50:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Re Coccidiosis - another question

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., Public Relations <ferretwise@m...>
> Dr. Williams,
> Is is possible for a ferret which arrie=ves at a shelter-- to have
> coccidiosis, adn be overlooked due to suspicion of "stress"
diarrhea, then
> for the other ferrets to contract it from using common litter boxes?
> This is what we experienced 2 years ago here All did respond to
> treatment though I understand albon is used to treat other
illnesses as
> well. ...

Dear Alicia:

Ceratinly this could happen - the diarrhea seen in both coccidia and
stress is non-specific - not terribly mucousy, not black and tarry,

I generally don't recommend albon for other conditions - it is a
sulfa drug, but for other infections, there are much better options

With kindest regards,

Bruce H. Williams, DVM, DACVP
Join the Ferret Health List at