Message Number: FHL11331 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2010-04-13 16:36:47 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] health alert: distemper claiming UK ferrets
To: fhl <>, Ferret Mailing List <ferret-l@LISTSERV.FERRETMAILINGLIST.ORG>

which begins:

> FERRET owners in Redditch and Bromsgrove are being warned of a virus=20
> outbreak that has claimed the lives of up to 80 ferrets.
> The Distemper virus normally affects canines, however it does pose a=20
> threat to other animals and can be deadly to ferrets.
and goes on to mention symptoms:

> scabby areas around the lips and groin, discharges from the nose and=20
> eyes, sneezing, coughing and thickening of the pads on the feet.
and what can be done to prevent it:
> we can use a vaccine to protect residents=92 ferrets against it with a =

> simple injection given once a year.=94

as well as more info including a phone number to call for ferret=20
people in that area.

Sukie (not a vet)

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"All hail the procrastinators for they shall rule the world tomorrow."
(2010, Steve Crandall)


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