Ferret Illness & Disease Index

This is a Ferret Illness and Disease Index. Some of the links are not working anymore – we are planning to replace those – if adequate URLs can be found.

For which very contagious and rapidly fatal disease are ferrets vaccinated against?

Answer: Canine Distemper

Adrenal Disease

Ferret Adrenal Disease FAQ
from Ferret Central (compiled by Pam Greene)
Includes information from Dr. Bruce Williams, Dr. Michael Dutton, Midwest Bird and Exotic Animal Hospital, Dr. Cathy Johnson-Delaney, Dr. Charles Weiss, Dr. Jerry Murray, and Bob Church
Adrenal disease and insulinoma in the domestic ferret The Ferret Health Care Site (compiled by Mike Janke) Includes information from Dr. Charles Weiss, Dr. Deborah W. Kemmerer and Bob Church. Site also includes information on natural remedies and the effects of lighting on the disease; also includes links to information on vena cava ligation, crysurgery, Lupron, and the Adrenal Blood Panel.
Adrenal Disease Treatment Information
from Dr. Charles Weiss, includes information on surgical procedures as well as a medical treatment for adrenal disease, including very detailed information on Lupron.
Adrenal Associated Endocrinopathy in the Domestic Ferret
from Dr. Bruce Williams’ Ferret Pathology Site
Ferret Adrenal Disease
From Long Beach Animal Hospital
Includes pictures from surgery.
Adrenal Disease in Ferrets
by Heidi L. Hoefer, DVM, Diplomate ABVP (avian)
Adrenal Disease
from Ferret Clinic (Dr. Suzanne Lee, D.V.M.)
Prostate Disease in Ferrets (common complication of adrenal disease in male ferrets)
from Veterinary Partner (Dr. Susan Brown, DVM)

Aleutian Disease Virus

White Russian’s ADV Web Page
by Judy Gronwold, site hosts many excellent articles by people likeDr. Bruce Williams, Dr. Stevenson, Dr. Stephon, and Bob Church.
Aleutian Disease in the Ferret
By the American Ferret Association; includes many key links to excellent articles and resources.
ADV Straight Up
by Wolfy and including content from Robert L. Stephon, Ph.D., Dr. Bruce Williams, and Bob Church.
Aleutian Disease in Ferrets
by Richard R. Nye, DVM, and Susan A. Brown, DVM
hosted on Dr. Heidi L. Hoefer’s site
Aleutian Disease Virus in Ferrets
by Avecon Laboratories, manufacturers of ADV diagnostic tests.

Blockage

Gastrointestinal Foreign Bodies in Ferrets
by Heidi L. Hoefer, DVM, Diplomate ABVP (avian)

Canine Distemper

Canine Distemper in Ferrets
from Veterinary Partner (Dr. Susan Brown, DVM)
Canine Distemper
from The Ferret Health Care Site (compiled by Mike Janke)
Written by Carla Almaraz in consultation with Dr. Mark Burgess.

Deafness

Deaf Ferrets
By Wolfy
Deafness in Ferrets
by Erika Matulich, Ph.D.
Living with a Deaf Ferret
by Dresden Toms

Dental Disease

ECE

Epizootic Catarrhal Enteritis
from Dr. Bruce Williams’ Ferret Pathology Site
ECE
from The Ferret Health Care Site (compiled by Mike Janke). Includes a new treatment protocol by Dr. Kemmerer.
Ferret ECE (“Green Mystery Virus”) FAQ
from Ferret Central (compiled by Pam Greene)
Includes information from Dr. Susan Brown, Dr. Bruce Williams, L. Vanessa Gruden, Angela Espinet, Mary Van Dahm, Meg Carpenter, and Ann Davis.
Epizootic Catarrhal Enteritis (ECE)
from The Ferret Lovers’ Club of Texas

Gastric Ulcers/Helicobacter mustelae

Helicobacter
from The Ferret Health Care Site (compiled by Mike Janke)
Includes information from Dr. Bruce Williams.
Ferret Gastric Ulcer / Helicobacter FAQ
from Ferret Central (compiled by Pam Greene)
Includes information from Dr. Bruce Williams and Dr. Mike Dutton.
Gastric Ulcers
from Dr. Bruce Williams’ Ferret Pathology Site

Heart Disease/Cardiomyopathy

Cardiomyopathy in the Ferret
from The Ferret Health Care Site (compiled by Mike Janke)
Content by Dr. Bruce Williams. Includes link to article by Sukie Crandall, One Person’s Experience with Cardiomyopathy
Ferret Heart Disease FAQ
from Ferret Central (compiled by Pam Greene)
Includes information from Dr. Bruce Williams, Dr. Susan Brown, Sukie Crandall, and Jan and Don Boyle.
Heart Disease in Ferrets
by Heidi L. Hoefer, DVM, Diplomate ABVP (avian)

Heartworm Disease

Heartworm Disease
The Ferret Health Care Site (compiled by Mike Janke)
Includes information from Dr. Deborah W. Kemmerer.
Dirofilariasis (Heartworm Disease)
from Dr. Bruce Williams’ Ferret Pathology Site

Inflammatory Bowel Disease/Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis

Eosinophilic Enteritis
from The Ferret Health Care Site (compiled by Mike Janke)
Content by Dr. Bruce Williams

Insulinoma

Ferret Insulinoma FAQ
from Ferret Central (compiled by Pam Greene)
Includes information from Dr. Bruce Williams, Dr. Susan Brown, Dr. Blair Gustafson, Dr. Mike Dutton, and Meg Carpenter.
Insulinoma in Ferrets
by Heidi L. Hoefer, DVM, Diplomate ABVP (avian)
Adrenal disease and Insulinoma in the domestic ferret
The Ferret Health Care Site (compiled by Mike Janke)
Includes information from Beth Camarow via consultation with Dr. Charles Weiss. Also includes an insulinoma diet recipe.
Insulinoma (Acrobat PDF File)
By Dr. Bruce Williams; First published by Ferrets Magazine in November 2002.

Influenza

Kidney Disease / Renal Failure

Renal Failure
from The Ferret Health Care Site (compiled by Mike Janke)
Content by Dr. Bruce Williams

Lymphosarcoma / Lymphoma

Ferret Lymphosarcoma FAQ
from Ferret Central (compiled by Pam Greene)
Includes information from Dr. Bruce Williams, Midwest Bird and Exotic Animal Hospital, Dr. Susan Erdman, Dr. Susan Brown, Dr. Mike Dutton, Jeff Johnston, Bob Church, and Sukie Crandall.

Megaesophagus

A Practical Guide to Home Care of Megaesophagus in Ferrets
from The Ferret Health Care Site (compiled by Mike Janke)
Guide written by Carla Almaraz

Proliferative Colitis

Prostate Disease/Urinary Blockage

Skin Tumors

Ferret Skin Tumor FAQ
from Ferret Central (compiled by Pam Greene)
Includes information from Midwest Bird and Exotic Animal Hospital, Dr. Bruce Williams, and Dr. Susan A. Brown.
Mast cell tumors
from Dr. Bruce Williams’ Ferret Pathology Site
Sebaceous Epithelioma
from Dr. Bruce Williams’ Ferret Pathology Site

Vomiting (Generally)

Vomiting
from The Ferret Health Care Site (compiled by Mike Janke)
Written by Carla Almaraz in consultation with Dr. Mark Burgess .

Gastrointestinal Problems (Generally)

Gastrointestinal Disease in Ferrets
from Veterinary Partner (Dr. Susan Brown, DVM)
Deciphering Ferret GI pathology reports (Acrobat PDF File)
By Dr. Bruce Williams; First published by Vet Practice News in September 2002.

Hind End Weakness (Generally)

Hind Limb Weakness in the Ferret
from Veterinary Partner (Dr. Susan Brown, DVM)

Emergencies

Ferret Emergencies
from Veterinary Partner (Dr. Susan Brown, DVM)
Ferret Medical Emergencies and Treatment
from FIRST (Ferret Information Rescue Shelter and Trust Society, Vancouver, Canada)
also read.. How to stay healthy around your ferret

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