Sukie Crandall's List of Critical Ferret References

Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2002 12:00:55 -0500
From: Sukie Crandall sukiecrandall@TELOCITY.COM

Important note:
Currently anything associated with the names "Acme" and "Howard or Anne Davis" link directly into a porn site but websites have not fixed links.

ADV info and testing info:
http://www.ferret-universe.com/health/adv.html#test
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Ferret-Health-list/files/unitedceptest.pdf
http://www.avecon.com
http://www.oocities.com/russiansmom/
http://www.oocities.com/wolfysluv/adv-straight.html
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/advferret/

Ask ferret experts and vets, access archives, use files and bookmarks:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Ferret-Health-list
http://listserv.cuny.edu/archives/ferret-search.html

Poison Control:
http://www.napcc.aspca.org/
http://www.aspca.org/site/PageServer?pagename=apcc (alternative addy if the ASPCA Poison Control one doesn't work.)

Veterinary sites with ferret-expert vets:
http://www.afip.org/ferrets/index.html (ferret pathology and health care site by vet who is world expert on several things including ECE)
http://members.atlantic.net/~weah/ferrets.html (esp. excellent vet for surgical techniques, circulatory info, teaching videos, more)
http://home.att.net/~hhoefer/ (many common problems on site incl. blockage info)
http://www.lbah.com/Ferrets/ferret_diseases.htm (many common problems on site and spaying info)
http://www.bradleyhills.com/ and http://www.ferretdoctor.com (vet page with very detailed adrenal and insulinoma info)
http://www.weareanimalhospital.com/healthinfo.htm (multiple ferret health articles, with plans to also add more, and add some to
http://exoticandbirdclinic.com/ in the future. See experimental insulinoma approach.)

Veterinary sites with non-ferret experts (barring changes):
http://www.peteducation.com/drugs_supplements.htm

Sites which have health articles by vets, in addition to ones by others:
http://www.miamiferret.org/fhc and http://www.ferrethealth.info (include info you won't find elsewhere)
http://www.ferret.org/index.htm
http://www.ferretnews.org/clinic.html (vets providing multiple pieces of health information, and telling about California-specific concerns)
http://www.ferretsanonymous.com/medical.html (medical info, including from vets, and including some topics not seen in many places like first aid kits, or dental hygiene, or holiday hazards)
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/ferreter (National Ferret Welfare Society in the UK, including vet articles on things not found often elsewhere like castration, or abscesses)

Ways to link to important health sites:
http://www.ferret.net/medical/
http://www.trifl.org/medical.html
http://advancedhelp.org

Excellent foundation material, natural history, and links (multiple languages):
http://www.ferretcentral.org

Rabies material:
http://www.avma.org (American Veterinary Medical Assoc. incl. The Compendium of Animal Rabies Control at http://www.avma.org/pubhlth/rabcont.asp which should be given to all emergency rooms in human-hospitals)

Deafness in ferrets:
http://www.oocities.com/wolfysluv/

Food:
http://members.tripod.com/~Ferret_Luv/foodchart.html (food comparison chart)

Drugs and other medical products not yet listed:
http://www.hiproanimalhealth.com/catalog/usa/index.htm (Compendium of Veterinary products)
http://www.marvistavet.com/html/compounding_pharmacies.html (list of some compounding pharmacies)
http://www.doggon.com (travel chairs and mobility aids)

Political-health things:
http://www.fda.gov/cvm/index/ade/pharmacobrochure.pdf (federal reporting of adverse veterinary drug reactions)
http://www.nal.usda.gov/awic/legislat/awa.htm (animal welfare act) and
http://www.aphis.usda.gov/ac/publications.html (fed. regulations and more)
http://www.tufts.edu/vet/cfa/hoarding.html, and
http://www.tufts.edu/vet/cfa/MunicipaLawyer.pdf and
http://www.legis.state.il.us/publicacts/pubact92/acts/92-0454.html and
http://www.mhsource.com/pt/p000425.html (hoarding and how it hurts animals)

Cardiac from non-ferret specialists who can still be helpful:
http://www.vetmed.auburn.edu/distance/cardio/ (info from vet on heartworms in several animals, including ferrets.
Be sure to see the miamiferret site above for more specific heartworm info as well.)
http://www.vetheart.com/ (heart info from veterinary cardiologists)

Understanding medical terms and further resources:
http://www.graylab.ac.uk/omd/ (on-line medical dictionary)
http://www.petinsurance.com/ (insurance)
http://www.trifl.org/cedar.html (epidemiological cedar and pine info)
http://ae.inno-vet.com/articles/ (veterinary articles to search among)
http://research.ucsb.edu/connect/pro/disease.html#b7 (zoonoses, for those weird times when you share something other than just influenza with your ferrets)

Sites I STILL have to check (for safety data on cleaning products):
http://www.msdsonline.com/
http://www.msdssearch.com/msdssearch.htm
http://www.msdssearch.com/

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