Bacterial diseases

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Bacterial diseases affect all animals and ferrets are no less immune or unique to their onslaught. They can cause varying ranges of illness from mild dermatitis to sepsis and death. Appropriate antimicrobial therapy should be based on isolation and culture and sensitivity of causative bacteria.


Common bacterial diseases in ferrets include:

Bacteria Disease
Alcaligenes xylosoxidans gingivitis, zoonotic infection
Anaplasma spp anemia
Bartonella spp asymptomatic, possible anemia
Borrelia spp anemia
Corynebacterium spp gingivitis, abscesses
Chryseomonas spp nephritis, pleuritis, purulent lymphadenitis
Desulfovibrio vulgaris proliferative colitis
Escherichia spp enterotoxigenic colitis
Francisella tularensis Tularemia
Fusobacterium spp gingivitis
Helicobacter mustelae gastritis, gastric lymphoma
Lawsonia intracellularis proliferative colitis
Leptospira spp urinary tract disease, nephritis
Mycobacterium spp tuberculosis
Pseudomonas spp pleuropneumonia
Rothia spp gingivitis