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Viral Infection (ECE) in Ferrets

Treatment

 

Your veterinarian will prescribe antibiotics and antiviral drugs to treat the ferret. Protective medicine for the intestinal lining may also be prescribed. Along with the medication, nutritional treatment, in the form of fluids and a bland, easily digestible diet, is needed.

 

Prevention

 

A new ferret should be quarantined for a month before it is introduced to older ferrets. Proper hygiene should also be observed to prevent ECE from spreading, including cleaning and disinfecting the ferret's environment, and washing your hands after handling it.

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