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Pregnancy toxemia in the European ferret (Mustela putorius furo).

Authors
  • Batchelder, M A
  • Bell, J A
  • Erdman, S E
  • Marini, R P
  • Murphy, J C
  • Fox, J G
Type
Published Article
Journal
Laboratory animal science
Publication Date
Aug 01, 1999
Volume
49
Issue
4
Pages
372–379
Identifiers
PMID: 10480641
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Pregnancy toxemia in ferrets resembles metabolic diseases in several other animal species and requires aggressive treatment, including supportive care, nutritional supplementation, and cesarean section. Maintaining adequate nutrition and avoiding stress late in gestation may prevent the disease.

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