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  • Over 160 pages on ferrets and ferret diseases

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- Tuberculosis - an important pathogen of ferrets

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- Ferrets are mustelids (Mustela putorius furo), closely related to polecats.
- The ferret is a carnivore with a short, simple gastrointestinal tract and a relatively rapid gastrointestinal transit time.
- Like cats, ferrets can get FIP, and like dogs, they can get Parvo?
- An unspayed female ferret (jill) can die from hyperestrogenism if she is not mated.
- Ferrets have been domesticated for thousands of years and have socially-cohesive 'pack' skills like dogs.
- All ferret kits have white fur at birth.
- When excited, they may perform a routine called the weasel war dance
- Ferrets have scent glands to mark their territory and are usually surgically removed before puberty.

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