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Ferrets have become more popular as household pets and as animal models in biomedical research in the past 2 decades. The average life span of ferrets is about 5-11 years with onset of geriatric diseases between 3-4 years including endocrinopathies, neoplasia, gastrointestinal diseases,...

Author(s)
Bakthavatchalu, V.; Muthupalani, S.; Marini, R. P.; Fox, J. G.
Publisher
American College of Veterinary Pathologists Inc., Lawrence, USA
Citation
Veterinary Pathology, 2016, 53, 2, pp 349-365
Abstract

This chapter discusses the systemic diseases affecting central nervous system (CNS), respiratory system, eye, musculoskeletal system and cardiovascular system in ferrets. Disorders of the nervous system in the ferret include Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, idiopathic seizures and ataxia, posterior...

Author(s)
Fox, J. G.
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK
Citation
Biology and diseases of the ferret, 2014, Ed.3, pp 421-438
Abstract

The older ferret develops, as do dogs and cats, heart and kidney disease, tumours and other geriatric disorders, including arthritis, cataracts. The prognosis of these disorders is often poor but may be improved if treated early. Animals with cancer can be treated with chemotherapy or radiation...

Author(s)
Linsart, A.; Mentré, V.
Publisher
Newsmed, Paris, France
Citation
Point Vétérinaire, 2014, 45, 350, pp 36-41
Abstract

The measles virus (MV) causes half a million childhood deaths annually. Vitamin A supplements significantly reduce measles-associated mortality and morbidity. The mechanisms whereby vitamin A acts against MV are not understood and currently there is no satisfactory small animal model for MV...

Author(s)
Rodeheffer, C.; Messling, V. von; Milot, S.; Lepine, F.; Manges, A. R.; Ward, B. J.
Publisher
American Society for Nutrition, Bethesda, USA
Citation
Journal of Nutrition, 2007, 137, 8, pp 1916-1922
Abstract

Bilateral exudative chorioretinitis was diagnosed in an 18-month-old male neutered ferret (Mustela putorius furo) with a generalized Cryptococcus gattii infection confirmed by PCR. The animal was referred to the Ophthalmology Service of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (VTH-UAB) for acute...

Author(s)
Ropstad, E. O.; Leiva, M.; Peña, T.; Morera, N.; Martorell, J.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Ophthalmology, 2011, 14, 4, pp 262-266
Abstract

86 European ferrets (M. putorius), composed of 76 genetically related progeny and 10 breeding, adult, colony-raised ferrets, were used in a prospective study to describe the clinical and histological appearance of persistent fetal intraocular vasculature. Persistent fetal intraocular vasculature...

Author(s)
Lipsitz, L.; Ramsey, D. T.; Render, J. A.; Bursian, S. J.; Auelrich, R. J.
Publisher
Blackwell Science, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Ophthalmology, 2001, 4, 1, pp 29-33
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Author(s)
Bament, W.
Publisher
Veterinary Business Development Ltd, Peterborough, UK
Citation
VN Times, 2013, 13, 11, pp 22
Abstract

Cataracts were found by use of slit-lamp biomicroscopy in 2 genetically unrelated ferret populations (A and B). When they were initially examined at the age of 11 to 12 months, 34 of 73 ferrets (46.6%) in population A had lens opacities, which could be categorized into 1 of 3 groups. Group-1 ...

Author(s)
Miller, P. E.; Marlar, A. B.; Dubielzig, R. R.
Citation
Laboratory Animal Science, 1993, 43, 6, pp 562-568
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Author(s)
Montiani-Ferreira, F.
Publisher
British Small Animal Veterinary Association, Quedgeley, UK
Citation
BSAVA manual of rodents and ferrets, 2009, pp 311-319
Abstract

Author(s)
Montiani-Ferreira, F.
Publisher
British Small Animal Veterinary Association, Quedgeley, UK
Citation
BSAVA manual of rodents and ferrets, 2009, pp 169-180

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