Message Number: SG3148 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Caitlyn Martin
Date: 2003-02-03 20:03:23 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] Coccidia
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On Mon, 3 Feb 2003 14:11:41 EST wrote:

> Are there specific symptoms of coccidosis like there seem to be
> with
> Helicobactor?

When our guys had coccidia (we first noticed it in Adric) theonly
symptom was persistent diarrhea. Our vet diagnosed it as coccidia from
a stool sample under a microscope, if I remember right. Coccidia can be
picked up from standing water or transmitted from animal to animal. If
one of your ferrets have it they *all* have to be treated. We treated
the eight we had at the time and, fortunately, only Adric and Romana
showed symptoms.

As usual, I must add that I'm not a vet, just a ferret owner who had a
diagnosis of coccidia.

Caity and the non-stop nine