Message Number: FHL11481 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2010-05-05 18:34:24 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] much faster salmonella detection technique
To: fhl <>

Ferrets are usually resistant to salmonella but when they do get it
salmonella is incredibly difficult to treat in them and dangerous, so
having a faster way to know what is wrong might help save lives but it
has to be done on the same sample of raw food that may have induced

(Raw feeders are more likely to run into some other food borne
diseases such as E. coli in ferrets, some of which produce deadly
shigella toxin. Luckily, the shigella toxin producing sub-species of
this bacterial species are more rare than the non-toxin producing
ones. Still, keeping back a specimen from any raw food fed and dating
it might be a good move in case a ferret gets ill if you happen to be
among those who feed raw. Perhaps it may help detect things beyond
salmonella when that help is needed. BTW, salmonella can be found in
non-raw foods when those foods have been accidently contaminated by
raw foods at home or during processing.)

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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