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Ferret Husbandry, Medicine and Surgery

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.

Primary market: veterinary practitioners


Published: May 2007

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-0-7020-2827-4


  • Husbandry

    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


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