Understanding the differences and similarities between ferrets and other domestic carnivores facilitates rapid acquisition of diagnostics as well as administration of life-saving measures. Restraint, phlebotomy, and tracheal wash techniques vary from those traditionally used in small animal medicine. Interpretation of radiographs and diagnostic ultrasonography requires familiarity with normal ferret anatomy. Furthermore, intravenous and intraosseous catheterization, urethral catheterization, fluid therapy, and nutritional support all have ferret-specific caveats; appreciation of these differences can ensure that ferrets receive high-quality care in a timely fashion.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Compendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian|
|State||Published - May 2000|
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