Ferrets are popular pets and are regularly seen in small animal practice. In general, the approach to a sick ferret is similar to that of other small carnivores with a few key species-specific differences. Preventative medicine however can be more challenging, with conflicting evidence and controversy regarding the most appropriate vaccination protocol, contraceptive method or even diet to recommend. Advice may vary significantly according to the individual and their lifestyle. This session will include the risks and benefits of vaccinating a pet ferret to help guide recommendations for the individual. The different options for hormone treatment or surgical neutering will also be discussed including the pros and cons of each approach.
Chair: Professor David Church, BVSc PhD MACVSc FHEA MRCVS, Deputy Principal and Acting Vice Principal, Professor of Small Animal Studies, The Royal Veterinary College
Speaker: Miss Joanna Hedley, Head of Royal Veterinary College Exotics Service, Royal Veterinary College
Presented at London Vet Show 2021
RVC Clinical Theatre 2
Thursday, November 11th 09:30 AM
Please note this session is not RACE-approved but you can still earn a CPD certificate.