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From: "Tressie"
Date: 2011-05-15 23:41:34 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: vaccinations question?

Hi Virginia,

There is currently only one USDA-approved canine distemper vaccine for ferrets - Purevax-D, manufactured by Merial. If your vet can't get that one in, then best not to have them vaccinated at all.

Here is a link with further information about vaccinations for ferrets and possible side-effects, which can be fatal. Your vet should pre-treat with Benadryl. Anyway all the info is there:

And read the companion article on anaphylaxis, link is in the original article.

I would highly recommend getting Ferrets for Dummies by Kim Schilling for yourself. Its a wonderful resource for experienced and inexperienced ferret owners.


--- In, "Branhorse" <branhorse@...> wrote:
> Will it harm my ferret if I give it a canine 7/1. In our town the vets don't offer just a plan distemper shot. Plus, we are fixin to introduce a new ferret into our home. Our ferret, Willa, is almost 3 yrs old and has never been with another one. What kind of advice can you give me. I have been reading the web page on everythingboutferrets and getting information from there but, I would like to hear from you guys.
> Thank you
> Virginia
> [If your local vets won't even get in the right
> vaccines how do you expect them to handle the
> common health problems of ferrets which
> require even more specialized meds or surgery?
> Try letting them know which vaccines are used
> for ferrets and providing them with references
> like a second hand edition of a reasonably recent
> ferret veterinary text if they are willing to learn
> because often someone is very willing to learn,
> OR
> use ferret vet lists to find someone to whom you
> can travel who will be able to treat ferrets.
> Use resources like:
> and
> Training topics are not an FHL topic, but I highly
> recommend the FML:
> --Moderator]


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