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From: "Sukie Crandall"
Date: 2007-09-01 16:41:00 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: Worming ferrets

First things, first, though. Has the vet checked to make sure that there are worms?
Ferrets don't often get worms, though they can get some types. Dr. Williams, Dr. Sue
Liszewski, and Dr. Ruth Heller have addressed the topic in past posts such as

Related to the med aspect:

Notice that if there are worms then the underlying routes of original transmission (food
source, fleas for tapeworms, etc.) also have to be tackled.

Some spread within a business so for those all need treatment.

One thing that has multiple times been confused with worms have been balls of fat in the
stool which are from either too much in the way of fats or oils in the diet, or due to poor
uptake in the small intestine.

I also recall a situation (on the FML?) in which a person confused maggots in the litter box
with worms. Some types of maggots in some regions can appear the same day so be sure
to ask the person to check fresh samples.

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