From: Xtasy Ferrets
Date: 2005-09-28 17:59:35 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] Campylobacter
Campylobacter outbreaks are not infrequent in hobby bred ferrets!
I know3 from years back (2000) when i had a near impossible time keeping
the water food sources for small kits clean-- the three at age 12 weeks
showed prolapsed rectums-- the test results were campylocter-- though they
had been kept clean for some time- and one was in an adoptive home the
infection took a while to get out of control. All 3 responded well to
medication but beware!
So BEWARE of fouled water this is especially important in hot summer
months or climates with high tem,ps. That algae etc can cause an upset
that may go undetected for a while. You don't need kits fouling water to
have this happen!