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Information Resources on the Care and Welfare of Ferrets

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Selected Web Sites

Ferret FAQ. Anon.
Online: http://www.ferretcentral.org/faq/
Description: Frequently asked questions, index, photo gallery, statistics, etc.

Ferret Facts. Anon.
Online: http://www.ahc.umn.edu/rar/MNAALAS/ferret.html
Description: Information on diet, behavior, housing, restraint, diseases, problems, parasitism, physiology, etc.

Pathology of the Domestic Ferret. Bruce H. Williams, D.
Online: http://www.afip.org/ferrets/index.html
Description: Pathology, Diseases and other veterinary documents

Domestic Ferret Issues in California. California Department of Fish and Game. Habitat Conservation Planning Branch.
Online: http://www.dfg.ca.gov/hcpb/species/nuis_exo/ferret/ferret_issues_1.shtml
Description: Provides an overview of biology and uses of the ferret, including taxonomy, physiology, diseases, history and uses.

The Ferret Owner's Manual. Dick Bossart.
Online: http://www.ferret-universe.com/care/resources/ferretmanual.pdf
Description: Information on nutrition, behavior, care, vaccinations, training, health, grooming, etc.

The Effects of Environmental Enrichment in Ferrets. Dorothy Einon.
Online: http://www.nal.usda.gov/awic/pubs/enrich/ferrets.htm
Description: A chapter from: Smith, C.P. and V. Taylor (September 1995). Environmental Enrichment Information Resources for Laboratory Animals: 1965 - 1995: Birds, Cats, Dogs, Farm Animals, Ferrets, Rabbits, and Rodents.

PetEducation.com. Drs. Foster & Smith.
Online: http://www.peteducation.com/index.cfm?cls=11
Description: Information on diseases, parasites, behavior, basic care, nutrition, first aid and more.

NetVet-Ferrets. Ken Boschert, D.
Online: http://netvet.wustl.edu/ferrets.htm
Description: Many links to ferret organizations, associations, information, and other information.

Aleutian Disease in Ferrets. Lianne McLeod.
Online: http://exoticpets.about.com/cs/ferrets/a/aleutiandisease.htm
Description: Information on Aleutian disease, a parvovirus, in ferrets.

Ferrets. National Centre for the Replacement, R.a.R.o.A.i.R.N.
Online: http://www.nc3rs.org.uk/category.asp?catID=52
Description: Links to information on the housing, husbandry and care of ferrets.

Reinhardt, V. and A. Reinhardt (2006). Database on Refinement of Housing and Handling Conditions and Environmental Enrichment for Animals Kept in Laboratories: Rodents, Rabbits, Cats, Dogs, Ferrets, Farm Animals, Horses, Birds Fishes, Amphibians and Reptiles., [Online Database]
Online: http://labanimals.awionline.org/SearchResultsSite/refine.aspx
NAL Call Number: SF406.3
Descriptors: laboratory animals housing databases, laboratory animals environmental enrichment databases, databases, enrichment, housing.

Code of Practice for the Housing and Care of Animals in Designated Breeding and Supplying Establishments Supplement: Ferrets and Gerbils. UK Home Office. Science, R.a.S.
Online: http://tna.europarchive.org/20100413151426/http://scienceandresearch.homeoffice.gov.uk/animal-research/publications-and-reference/publications/code-of-practice/code_of_practice_part2/ferrets2835.pdf?view=Binary(PDF | 157 KB)
Description: Part of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986, this supplement sets standards for the housing and care of gerbils and ferrets, including minimum cage size allowances.

Ferret. Wikipedia, t.f.e.
Online: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferret
Description: Information on history, pets, biology, diseases, health concerns, regulations, etc.

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