Ferret Husbandry, Medicine and Surgery

Edited by

  • John Lewington, BVetMed, MRCVS, Member Australian Veterinary Association; Member American Ferret Association; Member World Ferret Union; Member Ferrets Southern District Perth; Member South Australian Ferret Association; Member New South Wales Ferret Welfare Society

Ferret Husbandry, Medicine and Surgery is a must-have for the small animal practitioner and those interested in ferrets in general. It aims to inform on all aspects and conditions relating to the domestic ferret. Edited and authored by one of the eminent authorities on ferrets in the world, John Lewington, for this new edition is joined by contributions - including both new text and illustrations - from ferret experts based in 8 different countries, including the UK, US, Australia, Japan and Russia, thus ensuring the most current and complete information is available on this increasingly popular animal. Fully updated and with full colour throughout, this second edition now has 5 new chapters: gastroenteric/liver diseases; ferret-polecat domestication and genetics; ferret dentistry and pathology; ferret toxicosis; and ferret ultrasonography, covering new radiology and ultrasound techniques.
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Primary market: veterinary practitioners


Book information

  • Published: May 2007
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-2827-4

Table of Contents


Classification, History and Current Status of Ferrets

External Features and Anatomy Profile




Handling and Medication


Viral, Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases

Parasitic Diseases of Ferrets

Diseases of the Internal Organs

Diseases of the Ferret Ear, Eye and Nose

General Neoplasia

Endocrine Diseases


Anaesthesia and Radiology

General Surgery

Ferret Vasectomy and Orthopedic Surgery

Ferret Emergency Techniques