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Veterinary care of ferrets
  1. Maggie Lloyd

    Maggie Lloyd qualified from Cambridge in 1989. She spent three years in small animal practice before taking up a position at the University of Oxford, where she gained extensive experience with small mammals and non-human primates. In 1999, she joined the Home Office, where she works as an Animals (Scientific Procedures) Inspector.

2. Common clinical conditions


FERRETS are susceptible to a variety of viral, bacterial, parasitic, non-infectious and nutritional diseases. This article reviews the clinical signs, diagnosis and treatment of the more common clinical conditions seen in the pet and working ferret. An article in the last issue (In Practice, February 2002, pp 90-95) discussed the handling and examination of ferrets and described a number of routine clinical and surgical procedures.

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