Date: 2002-07-30 04:21:32 UTC
Subject: RE: common knowledge
To: Ferret Health List <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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To: "Linda Iroff" <email@example.com>,
"Ferret Health List" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: "Church, Robert Ray (UMC-Student)" <email@example.com>
Why did I suspect you would ask for this, even before I posted? ;-)
Actually, I am working on a series of posts that will answer these question=
s, or at least generate even more questions. So, if you would allow me to =
beg off a week or two, I'll answer it completely AND give references.
Hope to see you in Columbus next month.
Bob also says
> the stress of overcrowding probably cause ferrets more
> discomfort, even deaths, than most ferret diseases combined.
I'd like to see some supporting evidence for this statement. While I can =
believe that overcrowding is a problem, especially in shelters, does it =
really effect more ferrets than adrenal disease or insulinoma? Combined?? =
What is the average number of ferrets in a household? What percentage of =
ferrets live in an overcrowded setting? Is overcrowding defined by space or=
number of ferrets, or a combination? Which is worse overcrowding: 5 ferrets=
in a cage 20 hours a day, 10 ferrets with their own room, or 20 ferrets =
free roam in 3 rooms?