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Information Resources on the Care and Welfare of Ferrets
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Ferret FAQ. Anon.
Description: Frequently asked questions, index, photo gallery, statistics, etc.
Ferret Facts. Anon.
Description: Information on diet, behavior, housing, restraint, diseases, problems, parasitism, physiology, etc.
Pathology of the Domestic Ferret. Bruce H. Williams, D.
Description: Pathology, Diseases and other veterinary documents
Domestic Ferret Issues in California. California Department of Fish and Game. Habitat Conservation Planning Branch.
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.
Description: Information on nutrition, behavior, care, vaccinations, training, health, grooming, etc.
The Effects of Environmental Enrichment in Ferrets. Dorothy Einon.
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.
Description: Information on diseases, parasites, behavior, basic care, nutrition, first aid and more.
NetVet-Ferrets. Ken Boschert, D.
Description: Many links to ferret organizations, associations, information, and other information.
Aleutian Disease in Ferrets. Lianne McLeod.
Description: Information on Aleutian disease, a parvovirus, in ferrets.
Ferrets. National Centre for the Replacement, R.a.R.o.A.i.R.N.
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]
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.
Description: Information on history, pets, biology, diseases, health concerns, regulations, etc.
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