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Ferret females are seasonally polyoestrous animals. Melatonin secretion regulates the start of the breeding season in March and its completion in August, when the daylight begins to shorten. The first sign of oestrus in female is the swollen red vulva with thick white vaginal discharge. Since most...

Author(s)
Jukić, M.; Žaja, I. Ž.; Grizelj, J.; Samardžija, M.; Ðuričić, D.; Vince, S.
Publisher
Hrvatski Veterinarski Institut, Centar za Peradarstvo, Zagreb, Croatia
Citation
Veterinarska Stanica, 2017, 48, 3, pp 203-213
AbstractFull Text

Ferrets are induced ovulators and estrus may last up to 5-6 months resulting in estrogen-induced bone marrow suppression and severe aplastic anaemia that can result in death. Spaying non-breeding females at 6-8 months of age, prior to or during first two weeks of estrus, is recommended as a...

Author(s)
Kanca, H.; Karakaș, K.; Bayraktaroğlu, A. G.; Șenel, O. O.
Publisher
Ankara Üniversitesi, Veteriner Fakültesi Dekanlığ, Ankara, Turkey
Citation
Ankara Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi Dergisi, 2012, 59, 4, pp 307-310
Abstract

The domestic ferret is classified under the genus Mustela. The ferret (either male or female) is a seasonal breeder and the reproductive cycle is influenced by photoperiod. A jill can produce 1 or 2 offspring per year. The ovulation occurs by neurohormonal induction. When the jill is in oestrus,...

Author(s)
Sirivaidyapong, S.; Swangchan-uthai, T.
Publisher
Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand
Citation
Proceedings of 41st Kasetsart University Annual Conference, 3-7 February, 2003. Subject: Animals and Veterinary Medicine, 2003, pp 554-562
Abstract

Aplastic anaemia in association with oestrus was seen in 6 pet ferrets, examined because of anorexia, depression, and lethargy of 2-5 days' duration. Consistent clinical findings were pale mucous membranes and enlargement of the vulva. Haemorrhages were found in 3 ferrets. Haematological findings...

Author(s)
Kociba, G. J.; Caputo, C. A.
Citation
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 1981, 178, 12, pp 1293-1294
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Baumgärtner, W.; Juchem, R.
Citation
Tierärztliche Praxis, 1987, 15, 3, pp 333-335
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Ferrets have become popular as pets in Sweden, and the females are usually spayed to prevent their long periods of continuous oestrus. Some spayed animals still show signs of oestrus including severe alopecia, pruritus, polydipsia, polyuria and aplastic anaemia as a result of hyperoestrogenism. The ...

Author(s)
Englund, P.
Citation
Svensk Veterinärtidning, 1996, 48, 1, pp 13-18

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