Message Number: YG933 | New FHL Archives Search
From: swamp
Date: 2001-03-08 19:45:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] EIA

At 03:57 PM 3/8/2001 +0000, Chris wrote:

Ovulation in the jill is indeed induced by the rough treatment of
the hob. as it was too common in the UK years ago for people to
take the jill out of season by using a pair of pliers on a jills
neck for 5 to 10 minutes, penetration is not needed. Sorry been
there and seen it done and it works. Chris

Interesting. I've heard of people using everything from rectal
thermometers to swizzle sticks but the pliers is a new one. I was
under the impression it was stimulation of the cervix that induced
ovulation but have never bred ferrets. In any case, I'm assuming
this practice has been abandoned for more contemporary ones, such as
vasectomized hobs or hormone shots...?

On the TF front, a bag from batch LOR30A came in last week and seems