Date: 2002-07-29 21:39:00 UTC
Subject: RE: Ferret with scabs over 90% of his body
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.