Message Number: FHL14007 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2011-09-12 06:12:53 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Kennel cough
To: "" <>, fhl <>

Ferrets do NOT get true kennel cough which is a combination of two diseases. they can get one portion of it on a somewhat rare basis.

Offhand I do not recall specifics but iDO know how you should be able to find them.

Go to the FHL website and from either the introduction or from the critical addresses near the bottom of the homepage link to the separate FHL archives. When there leave the subject line box empty but in the message content box put
"kennel cough"
and in the from box put

Then click the search button and open the past posts on the topic from Dr. Bruce Williams who is a ferret expert veterinary pathologist.

If memory serves he has past posts on this topic both there and in the archives of the Ferret Mailing List.

A month between indicates that perhaps if this is from illness it might not be from one continuous illness unless it can be knocked way down and then flare when other physical stresses exist. Certainly in mammals sometimes stomach inflammation can cause coughing from irritation and reflux, and coughing that is hard enough can in turn cause stomach irritation

I suspect the vet will want to also consider the possibility of allergies, though it certainly is impossible to know the cause of the intermittent light coughing till the vet has worked on the problem well enough.

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