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Transcript of Disease Project
Ferrets Miranda Oglesby
Ms.Edgar 4/26/2010 Scenario Clues Northeastern Wyoming Appears to have a cold Shake uncontrollably Black-footed Ferret colonies Prairie dogs in the area Diagnosis Most of the diseases symptoms matched
with the ferrets symptoms. The ferret didn't have all the same symptoms
as the disease did. Not all symptoms were listed Organisms Affected dogs
foxes Cause of Disease large RNA called Paramyxovirus HOW cAN yOU gET iT?? Animal affected
gRASS, weeds, trees, shrubs,etc.
any object Symptoms fever
upper respiratory tract infections
hardening of nose & pads
In worse cases seizures, coma, death Effects Effects the nervous system
Paralysises two or four legs
Causes convulsions and possibly coma
have a decreased appetite Prevention & Treatment Prevention:
- disinfectants Treatment:
-can be fatal Additional Info In most cases canine distemper
is fatal in ferrets
if ferret survives disease the effects
may be permenant Work Cited Brown, susan. "Canine Distemper in Ferrts."
L.Rhody.DVN, 2006-2010.Web.26 Apr.2010.
http://www.veterinarypartner.com Bell, Judith A. "canine Distemper in Ferrets.