Message Number: FHL14575 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2012-01-20 00:38:06 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] abstracts (almost): link Novartis production suspensions; link Suprelorin future

No abstract yet:

> Pollock C. Mycobacterial infection in the ferret. Vet Clin North Am Exot Anim
> Pract. 2012 Jan;15(1):121-9. Epub 2011 Nov 16. PubMed PMID: 22244118.

Also no abstract yet:

> Vet Clin North Am Exot Anim Pract. 2012 Jan;15(1):25-40. Epub 2011 Dec 3.
> Mycobacterial lesions in fish, amphibians, reptiles, rodents, lagomorphs, and
> ferrets with reference to animal models.
> Reavill DR, Schmidt RE.
> Zoo/Exotic Pathology Service, 2825 KOVR Drive, West Sacramento, CA 95605, USA.
> PMID: 22244111 [PubMed - in process]

In another mustelid in case it winds up also having a possible ferret hosts, and note the relationship to a type of herpesvirus found in badgers:

> J Wildl Dis. 2012 Jan;48(1):181-5.
> Mustelid herpesvirus-2, a novel herpes infection in northern sea otters (enhydra
> lutris kenyoni).
> Tseng M, Fleetwood M, Reed A, Gill VA, Harris RK, Moeller RB, Lipscomb TP, Mazet
> JA, Goldstein T.
> Wildlife Health Center, School of Veterinary Medicine, One Shields Avenue,
> University of California, Davis, California 95616, USA.
> Oral ulcerations and plaques with epithelial eosinophilic intranuclear inclusions
> were observed in northern sea otters (Enhydra lutris kenyoni) that died or were
> admitted for rehabilitation after the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill (EVOS) in
> Alaska, USA. Transmission electron microscopy demonstrated the presence of
> herpesviral virions. Additionally, a serologic study from 2004 to 2005 found a
> high prevalence of exposure to a herpesvirus in live-captured otters. Tissues
> from 29 otters after the EVOS and nasal swabs from 83 live-captured otters in the
> Kodiak Archipelago were tested for herpesviral DNA. Analysis identified a novel
> herpesvirus in the gamma subfamily, most closely related to Mustelid
> herpesvirus-1 from badgers. Results indicated that this herpesvirus is associated
> with ulcerative lesions but is also commonly found in secretions of healthy
> northern sea otters.
> PMID: 22247388 [PubMed - in process]



Suprelorin (deslorelin implants):



> Virbac acquires 100% of shares in Peptech Animal Health Pty Limited


and includes mention of this other deslorelin product (NOT suitable for ferret adrenal disease treatment) which is available in the U.S. already:


> Our intention is to simply provide the funding and investment required to take the business to the next level as we increase distribution to major world markets with
> Peptech’s Suprelorin® products, including Australia and New Zealand, and through
> our existing specialised distribution partners for Ovuplant®.


Sukie (not a vet)

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"All hail the procrastinators for they shall rule the world tomorrow."
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