Message Number: SG544 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2002-07-29 21:39:00 UTC
Subject: RE: Ferret with scabs over 90% of his body
Message-ID: <33518375.1027978740119.JavaMail.root@scandium>

A rare disease of ferrets, but one that usually presents as scabbing is pemphigus.

bruce williams, DVM

As a matter of detail, do ferrets only get pemphigus or do they also get pemphigoid? Is this the same as the bullous diseases seen in humans? I know pemphigus affects a lower layer of skin and is therefore much worse in humans. My grandmother takes a B vitamin combined with a high dose of Tetracycline, which controls her bullous pemigoid.

Thanks for any info you can provide.