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Author: Gretchen Kaufman, DVM

OCW Zoological Medicine 2008
Mammal, Part III - Ferret Readings
G. Kaufman, DVM
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University

1. Ferret

  • H1N1 in a ferret (2009). ProMED-mail 20091021.3618.

  • Moore GE, Glickman NW, Ward MP, Engler KS, Lewis HB, Glickman LT. Incidence of and risk factors for adverse events associated with distemper and rabies vaccine administration in ferrets. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2005;226(6):909-912.

  • New Disease in Ferrets, US (2004). ProMED-mail 20040212.0470.

  • Garner M, Ramsell K. Myofasciitis: An Emerging Fatal Disease of the Domestic Ferret. EXOTIC DVM. 2006;8(3):23.

  • Epizootic Catarrhal Enteritis in Ferrets.

  • Capello V. Sacculectomy in the Pet Ferret and Skunk. EXOTIC DVM. 2006;8(2):15.

  • Live, Attenuated Influenza A H5N1 Candidate Vaccines Provide Broad Cross-Protection in Mice and Ferrets .

  • Wise AG, Kiupel M, Maes RK. Molecular characterization of a novel coronavirus associated with epizootic catarrhal enteritis (ECE) in ferrets. Virology. 2006;349(1):164-174.

  • Lichtenberger M.Treatment of urinary obstruction in the male ferret. EXOTIC DVM. 2006;8(3):26.

  • Nolte DM, Carberry CA, Gannon KM, Boren FC. Temporary tube cystostomy as a treatment for urinary obstruction secondary to adrenal disease in four ferrets. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc. 2002;38(6):527-532.

  • Capello V. Application of the Cranial Vena Cava Venipuncture Technique to Small Exotic Mammals. EXOTIC DVM. 2006;8(3):51.

  • Insulinoma in ferrets (review article)

  • Undiagnosed Diarrheal Disease, Fatal, Ferrets (2009). ProMED-mail 20090102.0009.

  • Endangered black-footed ferrets return home to wilds of Canadian Prairie, 2009. The Canadian Press.

1.1. Plague, Prairie Dogs and Black-footed Ferrets

  • USF&WS on Black-footed Ferret

  • Protecting Black-Footed Ferrets and Prairie Dogs Against Sylvatic Plague .

  • State of Colorado Grassland Species Conservation – Black-tailed Prairie Dog .

  • As Goes the Prairie Dog, So Goes the Ferret .

  • New vaccine being used to protect ferrets from plague, July 22, 2008. ScienceDaily.

  • Plague, Prairie Dog, Ferrets (2008 update). ProMED-mail 20080708.2082.

  • Efforts on 2 Fronts to Save a Population of Ferrets by Jim Roberts. July 15, 2008. The New York Times.

  • Plague and climate, US (1999). ProMED-mail 19991120.2064.

  • Plague in a Mule Deer (2003). ProMED-mail 20030911.2286.

  • Plague in California squirrels (2002). ProMED-mail 20020829.5184.

  • Plague outbreak in Colorado squirrels. ProMED.

  • Plague and pet prairie dogs (1998). ProMED-mail 19980710.1303.

  • Prairie dog plague effects endangered ferret release (2000). ProMED-mail 20001003.1705.

  • Plague in Prairie dogs affects ferret release (2007). ProMED-mail 20070927.3205.

  • Prairie dog plague in 2002. ProMED- 20020505.4104.

  • Prairie Dog plague in 2003. ProMED-mail 20030809.1973.

  • CDC on Plague

  • Yersinia pestis vaccine research for black-footed ferrets.

  • Plague in cougars in Wyoming (2006). ProMED-mail 20061215.3523.

  • Biologist dies of plague in Arizona by Astrid Galvan, November 10, 2007. The Arizona Republic .

  • Classic flea-borne transmission does not drive plague epizootics in prairie dogs .

  • Bronson E, Bush M, Viner T, Murray S, Wisely SM, Deem SL. Mortality of captive black-footed ferrets (Mustela nigripes) at Smithsonian's National Zoological Park, 1989-2004. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine. 2007;38(2):169-176.

  • Plague in Mountain Lion kills biologist (update) by Steve Sternberg, October 21, 2008, USA Today.

  • Snall T, Benestad RE, Stenseth NC. Expected future plague levels in a wildlife host under different scenarios of climate change. Global Change Biol. 2009;15(2):500-507.

  • Plague AND Tuleremia hits prairie dogs (2009). ProMED-mail 20090712.2494.