Intestinal Parasites (Coccidia) in Ferrets



Generally, the course of treatment for coccidiosis is antiparasitic and antibiotic medication. If your ferret is suffering from rectal prolapse, it will generally resolve itself on its own. However, there are some over-the-counter ointments the veterinarian may suggest if your ferret has hemorrhoids or ulcers.


Living and Management


Many ferrets will recover from coccidiosis within two weeks of treatment. It is, nevertheless, important to bring the ferret in for follow-up care, as reinfection is quite common. Keeping the ferret's environment clean and sanitary will also help prevent reinfection.