Message Number: YG835 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-03-06 16:35:00 UTC
Subject: More on Coccidiosis was Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Digest
Number 39

In a message dated 03/05/01 11:51:45 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

<< 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? >>

One of my colleagues has probably already responded to this, but I'll go
ahead and add my two cents. Absolutely! In fact, the few cases of coccidial
infection in ferrets that I have seen happened pretty much exactly that way.
That's why I recommend fecal checks for any new ferrets in *any* environment,
even if you think all they have is stress diarrhea. Or even if their stool
is normal.

Dr. Ruth
Save lives - spay or neuter your pet.