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FRSO Updates => Announcements => Topic started by: Georgiesmom on August 07, 2010, 07:50:12 PM



Title: Real Canadian Ferrets ***IMPORTANT***
Post by: Georgiesmom on August 07, 2010, 07:50:12 PM
I have permission from Tressie Dutchyn of The Atlantic Canada Ferret Association.

Hi Folks,

Dr. Jerry Murray has contacted me to say that it has been confirmed that Real Canadian Ferrets are the source of a new mycoplasmic respiratory infection caused by a bacterium.  The findings were presented to an international audience at the Exotics conference in San Diego, CA this past week.

My understanding is that the head veterinarian for the Manitoba SPCA has been made aware of the situation and an investigation will be conducted.

If you get Real Canadian Ferrets, please alert your veterinarian and isolate them because this bug is highly infectious and causes a hacking cough.  

There is a recent article describing the research that is being done at University of Massachusetts by Matti Kiupel in the current issue of Ferrets Magazine on this disease:

http://www.smallanimalchannel.com/ferrets/ferret-health/how-msu-is-helping-ferrets-2.aspx

Warmest Regards,
Tressie



KB