Critical care of the pet ferret (Mustela putorius furo)

Wendy Bament
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

There is extensive anecdotal and scientific information available on critical care of ferrets; however, there is still much to learn about best practice protocols for treating their critical conditions. In order to provide a realistic treatment plan, it is vital for the veterinary team to acknowledge the specific requirements and responses of ferrets to critical care strategies. This article discusses the treatments available when formulating the care plan for critically ill ferrets by building on existing dog and cat techniques, while also acknowledging ferret-specific anatomical and behavioural traits. Emphasis is given to well-documented, successful procedures and treatments, with a brief discussion about emergency care.

Critical care of the pet ferret (Mustela putorius furo)
Critical care of the pet ferret (Mustela putorius furo)

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