By C Andrew Matchett; et al
''This ebook offers with the care and humane remedy of the laboratory ferret. popular for its inquisitive nature, the ferret helps improve the present country of scientific wisdom simply because its organic features have allowed it to come to be a huge laboratory animal version for the examine of human viral breathing illnesses reminiscent of influenza''--Provided by way of publisher.
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37 The infection is usually asymptomatic in ferrets, and people with an immunodeficiency or immunosuppression are at increased risk of infection and subsequent disease. Giardia lamblia (also known as G. intestinalis) is a second protozoan parasite that has been identified in ferrets38 and can be communicated to humans. 39 Affected animals may be asymptomatic or have focal alopecia with or without pruritis. occupational health An occupational health program is a standard part of an accredited, inspected animal facility; however, a few items that are specific to the ferret should be noted.
Alopecia • A seasonal alopecia (of unknown origin) has been reported in normal ferrets at the end of the winter and early spring. 53,55,56 It occurs in male and female ferrets between two and seven years of age. This alopecia is usually symmetrical, beginning on the rump, the tail, or flanks, and eventually spreading to the sides, dorsum, and ventrum. Pruritus may occur in some cases. • Asymmetrical causes of alopecia may be diagnosed by the methods described under the Dermatological section above.
General antibiotic therapy. Treatment of diarrhea. PO, oral (per os); SC, subcutaneous; IM, intramuscular; sid, once a day; bid, twice a day clinical procedure and the animal regaining the righting reflex or ability to maintain its posture in sternal recumbency (lying upright on its stomach with control of its head and airway). Anesthesia • Anesthesia is ideally maintained at an adequate level (the “surgical plane”) necessary to perform the planned procedure. In general, inhalant anesthetics are more suitable for controlling the anesthetic level or “plane” than are injectable anesthetics.