Message Number: FHL9841 | New FHL Archives Search
From: "tressiedook"
Date: 2009-09-13 21:17:46 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: Diarrhea persists beyond meds etc

If there was giardia in the stool it means he still has it. It is highly contagious. Have you and your family been tested for it because it can be transmitted to humans? Someone (ferret or human) may be a silent carrier and re-infecting him.

Our vet clinic uses gloves and changes clothing after handling an animal with giardia.

I would suggest isolating him from the others and handling him under the assumption he is still infectious, that is using the above mentioned strategy.

Once you have him quarantined it should be easier to eradicate it. Another round of medications would also be in order under veterinary guidance.



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