Echinoderms having bodies of usually five radially disposed arms coalescing at the center.
Semidomesticated variety of European polecat much used for hunting RODENTS and/or RABBITS and as a laboratory animal. It is in the subfamily Mustelinae, family MUSTELIDAE.
The faculty of expressing the amusing, clever, or comical or the keen perception and cleverly apt expression of connections between ideas that awaken amusement and pleasure. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
Beaches, both natural and man-made, used for bathing and other activities.
The nonexpendable items used by the dentist or dental staff in the performance of professional duties. (From Boucher's Clinical Dental Terminology, 4th ed, p106)
An activity in which the body advances at a slow to moderate pace by moving the feet in a coordinated fashion. This includes recreational walking, walking for fitness, and competitive race-walking.
Efforts to prevent and control the spread of infections within dental health facilities or those involving provision of dental care.
Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)
A group of islands in the Atlantic Ocean west of Scotland, comprising the Outer Hebrides and the Inner Hebrides.
Bodies preserved either by the ancient Egyptian technique or due to chance under favorable climatic conditions.
An order of MAMMALS, usually flesh eaters with appropriate dentition. Suborders include the terrestrial carnivores Fissipedia, and the aquatic carnivores PINNIPEDIA.
The study of disease in prehistoric times as revealed in bones, mummies, and archaeologic artifacts.
A historical and cultural entity dispersed across a wide geographical area under the political domination and influence of ancient Rome, bringing to the conquered people the Roman civilization and culture from 753 B.C. to the beginning of the imperial rule under Augustus in 27 B.C. The early city built on seven hills grew to conquer Sicily, Sardinia, Carthage, Gaul, Spain, Britain, Greece, Asia Minor, etc., and extended ultimately from Mesopotamia to the Atlantic. Roman medicine was almost entirely in Greek hands, but Rome, with its superior water system, remains a model of sanitation and hygiene. (From A. Castiglioni, A History of Medicine, 2d ed pp196-99; from F. H. Garrison, An Introduction to the History of Medicine, 4th ed, pp107-120)
A self-learning technique, usually online, involving interaction of the student with programmed instructional materials.
The educational process of instructing.
Method of making images on a sensitized surface by exposure to light or other radiant energy.
Virus diseases caused by the ORTHOMYXOVIRIDAE.
Specialized instruction for students deviating from the expected norm.
The state of being free from intrusion or disturbance in one's private life or affairs. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed, 1993)
Protective measures against unauthorized access to or interference with computer operating systems, telecommunications, or data structures, especially the modification, deletion, destruction, or release of data in computers. It includes methods of forestalling interference by computer viruses or so-called computer hackers aiming to compromise stored data.
The privacy of information and its protection against unauthorized disclosure.
A compound suggested to be both a nootropic and a neuroprotective agent.
Regulations to assure protection of property and equipment.
Drugs used to prevent SEIZURES or reduce their severity.
Deliberate and planned acts of unlawful behavior engaged in by aggrieved segments of the population in seeking social change.
A photoprotein isolated from the bioluminescent jellyfish Aequorea. It emits visible light by an intramolecular reaction when a trace amount of calcium ion is added. The light-emitting moiety in the bioluminescence reaction is believed to be 2-amino-3-benzyl-5-(p-hydroxyphenyl)pyrazine (AF-350).
A subtype of INFLUENZA A VIRUS comprised of the surface proteins hemagglutinin 5 and neuraminidase 1. The H5N1 subtype, frequently referred to as the bird flu virus, is endemic in wild birds and very contagious among both domestic (POULTRY) and wild birds. It does not usually infect humans, but some cases have been reported.
Techniques using energy such as radio frequency, infrared light, laser light, visible light, or acoustic energy to transfer information without the use of wires, over both short and long distances.
Analog or digital communications device in which the user has a wireless connection from a telephone to a nearby transmitter. It is termed cellular because the service area is divided into multiple "cells." As the user moves from one cell area to another, the call is transferred to the local transmitter.
A type of MICROCOMPUTER, sometimes called a personal digital assistant, that is very small and portable and fitting in a hand. They are convenient to use in clinical and other field situations for quick data management. They usually require docking with MICROCOMPUTERS for updates.
A system containing any combination of computers, computer terminals, printers, audio or visual display devices, or telephones interconnected by telecommunications equipment or cables: used to transmit or receive information. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
Transmission of the readings of instruments to a remote location by means of wires, radio waves, or other means. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
Electromagnetic waves with frequencies between about 3 kilohertz (very low frequency - VLF) and 300,000 megahertz (extremely high frequency - EHF). They are used in television and radio broadcasting, land and satellite communications systems, radionavigation, radiolocation, and DIATHERMY. The highest frequency radio waves are MICROWAVES.
The physical state of supporting an applied load. This often refers to the weight-bearing bones or joints that support the body's weight, especially those in the spine, hip, knee, and foot.
Aspiration of the contents of the uterus with a vacuum curette.
Moving or bringing something from a lower level to a higher one. The concept encompasses biomechanic stresses resulting from work done in transferring objects from one plane to another as well as the effects of varying techniques of patient handling and transfer.
A discipline or occupation concerned with the study of INSECTS, including the biology and the control of insects.
The organ of sight constituting a pair of globular organs made up of a three-layered roughly spherical structure specialized for receiving and responding to light.
Societies whose membership is limited to scientists.
A contagious cutaneous inflammation caused by the bite of the mite SARCOPTES SCABIEI. It is characterized by pruritic papular eruptions and burrows and affects primarily the axillae, elbows, wrists, and genitalia, although it can spread to cover the entire body.
Vaccines or candidate vaccines used to prevent and treat RABIES. The inactivated virus vaccine is used for preexposure immunization to persons at high risk of exposure, and in conjunction with rabies immunoglobulin, for postexposure prophylaxis.
Acute VIRAL CNS INFECTION affecting mammals, including humans. It is caused by RABIES VIRUS and usually spread by contamination with virus-laden saliva of bites inflicted by rabid animals. Important animal vectors include the dog, cat, bat, fox, raccoon, skunk, and wolf.
A species of mite that causes SCABIES in humans and sarcoptic mange in other animals. Specific variants of S. scabiei exist for humans and animals, but many have the ability to cross species and cause disease.
The type species of LYSSAVIRUS causing rabies in humans and other animals. Transmission is mostly by animal bites through saliva. The virus is neurotropic multiplying in neurons and myotubes of vertebrates.

Neuroregulation by vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) of mucus secretion in ferret trachea: activation of BK(Ca) channels and inhibition of neurotransmitter release. (1/1624)

1. The aims of this study were to determine: (1) whether vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) regulates cholinergic and 'sensory-efferent' (tachykininergic) 35SO4 labelled mucus output in ferret trachea in vitro, using a VIP antibody, (2) the class of potassium (K+) channel involved in VIP-regulation of cholinergic neural secretion using glibenclamide (an ATP-sensitive K+ (K(ATP)) channel inhibitor), iberiotoxin (a large conductance calcium activated K+ (BK(ca)) channel blocker), and apamin (a small conductance K(ca) (SK(ca)) channel blocker), and (3) the effect of VIP on cholinergic neurotransmission using [3H]-choline overflow as a marker for acetylcholine (ACh) release. 2. Exogenous VIP (1 and 10 microM) alone increased 35SO4 output by up to 53% above baseline, but suppressed (by up to 80% at 1 microM) cholinergic and tachykininergic neural secretion without altering secretion induced by ACh or substance P (1 microM each). Endogenous VIP accounted for the minor increase in non-adrenergic, non-cholinergic (NANC), non-tachykininergic neural secretion, which was compatible with the secretory response of exogenous VIP. 3. Iberiotoxin (3 microM), but not apamin (1 microM) or glibenclamide (0.1 microM), reversed the inhibition by VIP (10 nM) of cholinergic neural secretion. 4. Both endogenous VIP (by use of the VIP antibody; 1:500 dilution) and exogenous VIP (0.1 microM), the latter by 34%, inhibited ACh release from cholinergic nerve terminals and this suppression was completely reversed by iberiotoxin (0.1 microM). 5. We conclude that, in ferret trachea in vitro, endogenous VIP has dual activity whereby its small direct stimulatory action on mucus secretion is secondary to its marked regulation of cholinergic and tachykininergic neurogenic mucus secretion. Regulation is via inhibition of neurotransmitter release, consequent upon opening of BK(Ca) channels. In the context of neurogenic mucus secretion, we propose that VIP joins NO as a neurotransmitter of i-NANC nerves in ferret trachea.  (+info)

Differential effects of apamin- and charybdotoxin-sensitive K+ conductances on spontaneous discharge patterns of developing retinal ganglion cells. (2/1624)

The spontaneous discharge patterns of developing retinal ganglion cells are thought to play a crucial role in the refinement of early retinofugal projections. To investigate the contributions of intrinsic membrane properties to the spontaneous activity of developing ganglion cells, we assessed the effects of blocking large and small calcium-activated potassium conductances on the temporal pattern of such discharges by means of patch-clamp recordings from the intact retina of developing ferrets. Application of apamin and charybdotoxin (CTX), which selectively block the small and large calcium-activated potassium channels, respectively, resulted in significant changes in spontaneous firings. In cells recorded from the oldest animals [postnatal day 30 (P30)-P45], which manifested relatively sustained discharge patterns, application of either blocker induced bursting activity. With CTX the bursts were highly periodic, short in duration, and of high frequency. In contrast, with apamin the interburst intervals were longer, less regular, and lower in overall spike frequency. These differences between the effects of the two blockers on spontaneous activity were documented by spectral analysis of discharge patterns. Filling cells from which recordings were made with Lucifer yellow revealed that these effects were obtained in all three morphological classes of cells: alpha, beta, and gamma. These findings provide the first evidence that apamin- and CTX-sensitive K+ conductances can have differential effects on the spontaneous discharge patterns of retinal ganglion cells. Remarkably, the bursts of activity obtained after apamin application in more mature neurons appeared very similar to the spontaneous bursting patterns observed in developing neurons. These findings suggest that the maturation of calcium-activated potassium channels, particularly the apamin-sensitive conductance, may contribute to the changes in spontaneous firings exhibited by retinal ganglion cells during the course of normal development.  (+info)

Distinct transient outward potassium current (Ito) phenotypes and distribution of fast-inactivating potassium channel alpha subunits in ferret left ventricular myocytes. (3/1624)

The biophysical characteristics and alpha subunits underlying calcium-independent transient outward potassium current (Ito) phenotypes expressed in ferret left ventricular epicardial (LV epi) and endocardial (LV endo) myocytes were analyzed using patch clamp, fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH), and immunofluorescent (IF) techniques. Two distinct Ito phenotypes were measured (21-22 degrees C) in the majority of LV epi and LV endo myocytes studied. The two Ito phenotypes displayed marked differences in peak current densities, activation thresholds, inactivation characteristics, and recovery kinetics. Ito,epi recovered rapidly [taurec, -70 mV = 51 +/- 3 ms] with minimal cumulative inactivation, while Ito,endo recovered slowly [taurec, -70 mV = 3,002 +/- 447 ms] with marked cumulative inactivation. Heteropoda toxin 2 (150 nM) blocked Ito,epi in a voltage-dependent manner, but had no effect on Ito,endo. Parallel FISH and IF measurements conducted on isolated LV epi and LV endo myocytes demonstrated that Kv1.4, Kv4.2, and Kv4.3 alpha subunit expression in LV myocyte types was quite heterogenous: (a) Kv4.2 and Kv4.3 were more predominantly expressed in LV epi than LV endo myocytes, and (b) Kv1.4 was expressed in the majority of LV endo myocytes but was essentially absent in LV epi myocytes. In combination with previous measurements on recovery kinetics (Kv1.4, slow; Kv4.2/4.3, relatively rapid) and Heteropoda toxin block (Kv1.4, insensitive; Kv4.2, sensitive), our results strongly support the hypothesis that, in ferret heart, Kv4.2/Kv4.3 and Kv1.4 alpha subunits, respectively, are the molecular substrates underlying the Ito,epi and Ito,endo phenotypes. FISH and IF measurements were also conducted on ferret ventricular tissue sections. The three Ito alpha subunits again showed distinct patterns of distribution: (a) Kv1.4 was localized primarily to the apical portion of the LV septum, LV endocardium, and approximate inner 75% of the LV free wall; (b) Kv4. 2 was localized primarily to the right ventricular free wall, epicardial layers of the LV, and base of the heart; and (c) Kv4.3 was localized primarily to epicardial layers of the LV apex and diffusely distributed in the LV free wall and septum. Therefore, in intact ventricular tissue, a heterogeneous distribution of candidate Ito alpha subunits not only exists from LV epicardium to endocardium but also from apex to base.  (+info)

Recombinant influenza A virus vaccines for the pathogenic human A/Hong Kong/97 (H5N1) viruses. (4/1624)

Recombinant reassortment technology was used to prepare H5N1 influenza vaccine strains containing a modified hemagglutinin (HA) gene and neuraminidase gene from the A/Hong Kong/156/97 and A/Hong Kong/483/97 isolates and the internal genes from the attenuated cold-adapted A/Ann Arbor/6/60 influenza virus strain. The HA cleavage site (HA1/HA2) of each H5N1 isolate was modified to resemble that of "low-pathogenic" avian strains. Five of 6 basic amino acids at the cleavage site were deleted, and a threonine was added upstream of the remaining arginine. The H5 HA cleavage site modification resulted in the expected trypsin-dependent phenotype without altering the antigenic character of the H5 HA molecule. The temperature-sensitive and cold-adapted phenotype of the attenuated parent virus was maintained in the recombinant strains, and they grew to 108.5-9.4 EID50/mL in eggs. Both H5N1 vaccine virus strains were safe and immunogenic in ferrets and protected chickens against wild-type H5N1 virus challenge.  (+info)

Coronary microvascular protection with mg2+: effects on intracellular calcium regulation and vascular function. (5/1624)

The use of Mg2+-supplemented hyperkalemic cardioplegia preserves microvascular function. However, the mechanism of this beneficial action remains to be elucidated. We investigated the effects of Mg2+ supplementation on the regulation of intracellular calcium concentration ([Ca2+]i) and vascular function using an in vitro microvascular model. Ferret coronary arterioles (80-150 micrometer in diameter) were studied in a pressurized (40 mmHg) no-flow, normothermic (37 degrees C) state. Simultaneous monitoring of internal luminal diameter and [Ca2+]i using fura 2 were made with microscopic image analysis. The microvessels (n = 6 each group) were divided into four groups according to the content of MgCl2 (nominally 0, 1.2, 5.0, and 25.0 mM) in a hyperkalemic cardioplegic solution ([K+] 25.0 mM). After baseline measurements, vessels were subjected to 60 min of hypoxia with hyperkalemic cardioplegia (equilibrated with 95% N2-5% CO2) containing each concentration of Mg2+ ([Mg2+]) and were then reoxygenated. During hyperkalemic cardioplegia, [Ca2+]i increased in a time-dependent manner in all groups. In the lower [Mg2+] cardioplegia groups, [Ca2+]i was significantly increased at the end of the 60-min cardioplegic period (247 +/- 44 nM and 236 +/- 49 nM in [Mg2+] 0 and 1.2 mM groups, respectively; both P < 0.05 vs. baseline) with 19.6-17.2% vascular contraction. Conversely, there was no significant [Ca2+]i increase in the higher [Mg2+] cardioplegia groups and less vascular contraction (5.4-4.1%, both P < 0.05 vs. [Mg2+] 1.2 mM group). After reperfusion, agonist (U-46619, thromboxane A2 analog)-induced vascular contraction was significantly enhanced in the lower [Mg2+] cardioplegia groups (both P < 0.05 vs. control) but was normalized in the higher [Mg2+] cardioplegia groups. Intrinsic myogenic contraction was significantly decreased in the lower [Mg2+] cardioplegia groups (both P < 0.05 vs. control) but was preserved in the higher [Mg2+] cardioplegia groups. These results suggest that supplementation of the solution with >5.0 mM [Mg2+] may prevent hyperkalemic cardioplegia-related intracellular Ca2+ overloading and preserve vascular contractile function in coronary microvessels.  (+info)

Development and organization of ocular dominance bands in primary visual cortex of the sable ferret. (6/1624)

Thalamocortical afferents in the visual cortex of the adult sable ferret are segregated into eye-specific ocular dominance bands. The development of ocular dominance bands was studied by transneuronal labeling of the visual cortices of ferret kits between the ages of postnatal day 28 (P28) and P81 after intravitreous injections of either tritiated proline or wheat germ agglutinin-horseradish peroxidase. Laminar specificity was evident in the youngest animals studied and was similar to that in the adult by P50. In P28 and P30 ferret kits, no modulation reminiscent of ocular dominance bands was detectable in the pattern of labeling along layer IV. By P37 a slight fluctuation in the density of labeling in layer IV was evident in serial reconstructions. By P50, the amplitude of modulation had increased considerably but the pattern of ocular dominance bands did not yet appear mature. The pattern and degree of modulation of the ocular dominance bands resembled that in adult animals by P63. Flat mounts of cortex and serial reconstructions of layer IV revealed an unusual arrangement of inputs serving the two eyes in the region rostral to the periodic ocular dominance bands. In this region, inputs serving the contralateral eye were commonly fused along a mediolateral axis, rostral to which were large and sometimes fused patches of ipsilateral input.  (+info)

Interference with the development of early generated neocortex results in disruption of radial glia and abnormal formation of neocortical layers. (7/1624)

Early generated layers of neocortex are important factors in forming the subsequent architecture of the cerebral cortex. To further explore the role of early generated cortex, we disrupted formation of an early generated cohort of cells by intraperitoneal injections of the mitotic inhibitor methylazoxymethanol (MAM) into pregnant ferrets timed to coincide with generation of subplate neurons in the ventricular zone. Our studies demonstrate that if early development of the neocortex is interrupted by injection of MAM during embryogenesis (on embryonic day 24 or 28; E24 or E28), a distinct laminar pattern fails to form properly in the parietal cortex. A reduced number of MAP2-positive cells were observed in the region of the subplate when compared with the number of MAP2-positive cells found in normal animals. Interference with the superficial neocortical layers that form later during development (on embryonic day 33) by appropriately timed MAM injections does not result in a severely disrupted laminar pattern. The interrupted laminar pattern that arises after early MAM injections coincides with distorted radial glial cells (identified by immunoreactivity to the intermediate filament protein, vimentin), which occur after early, but not late, MAM injections. Further analysis suggests that interference with early development of neocortex leads to premature differentiation of radial glial cells into astrocytes, as demonstrated by the presence of glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP). Experiments involving injections of the thymidine analog, bromodeoxyuridine (BRDU), demonstrated that 4 days after E24 MAM injection cells are generated and migrate into the thin cortical plate. By E38, however, cells continue to be generated in animals treated with MAM on E24 but do not reach their normal positions in the cortical plate. In addition, immunoreactivity using the CR50 antibody, which identifies presumptive Cajal-Retzius cells present in layer 1, demonstrates that the CR50-positive cells, normally precisely located in the outer portion of layer 1, are distributed in disarray throughout the thickness of the neocortex and intermediate zone in early MAM-treated animals, but not in those treated with MAM injections later during gestation. These findings are consistent with the idea that early generated layers are important in providing factors that maintain the environment necessary for subsequent neuronal migration and formation of neocortical layers.  (+info)

The vomeronasal organ of the male ferret. (8/1624)

The vomeronasal organ (VNO) is known to play a major role in sexual behavior in many mammals. This study is the first report that the adult male ferret has a VNO, which is considerably smaller and morphologically different from the usually crescent-shaped epithelium in several mammalian species, particularly rodents. There were no differences in the size or structure of the ferret VNO between the mating season in spring and the sexually quiescent season in autumn, although plasma testosterone, testis size and brain size are dramatically increased in spring and behavior changes significantly. The histological data suggest that the VNO might be not as important a structure in male ferret sexual behavior as in rodents.  (+info)

TY - JOUR. T1 - Marburg and Ravn Viruses Fail to Cause Disease in the Domestic Ferret (Mustela putorius furo). AU - Cross, Robert. AU - Mire, Chad. AU - Agans, Krystle N.. AU - Borisevich, Viktoriya. AU - Fenton, Karla A.. AU - Geisbert, Thomas. PY - 2018/11/22. Y1 - 2018/11/22. N2 - The domestic ferret was recently described as a uniformly lethal model for 3 species of Ebolavirus. More importantly, this new model utilizes nonadapted wild-type Ebolaviruses. Here, in a proof-of-concept study, we infected ferrets with different variants of the closely related Marburg and Ravn viruses using different doses and routes of exposure. Although ferrets produced a neutralizing humoral response to challenge, we did not observe disease or viremia in any animal. The lack of disease in ferrets underscores the notion that differential mechanisms to immunity among filoviruses exist and may provide a model to better understand how differences contribute to disease.. AB - The domestic ferret was recently ...
This photo was taken at Black-Footed Ferret Recovery Program in Colorado. The black-footed ferret is considered to be the rarest mammal in North America. In 1988, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service developed the Black-footed Ferret Recovery Plan which emphasized species preservation through natural breeding, development of assisted reproductive technology, and establishment of multiple reintroduction sites. The objective of the captive breeding program was to maintain 240 ferrets (90 males, 150 females) of prime breeding age (1-3 years old) in captivity, and subdivide the captive populaton into different locations in order to avoid catastrophic loss at a single facility. A high priority is placed on protecting genetic diversity so the Black-footed Ferret Genome Resource Bank was established. This is a frozen repository of sperm from the most genetically valuable males. Ferrets were released back into the wild in Wyoming in 1991, in South Dakota and Montana in 1994, and in Arizona in 1998. The ...
This photo was taken at Black-Footed Ferret Recovery Program in Colorado. The black-footed ferret is considered to be the rarest mammal in North America. In 1988, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service developed the Black-footed Ferret Recovery Plan which emphasized species preservation through natural breeding, development of assisted reproductive technology, and establishment of multiple reintroduction sites. The objective of the captive breeding program was to maintain 240 ferrets (90 males, 150 females) of prime breeding age (1-3 years old) in captivity, and subdivide the captive populaton into different locations in order to avoid catastrophic loss at a single facility. A high priority is placed on protecting genetic diversity so the Black-footed Ferret Genome Resource Bank was established. This is a frozen repository of sperm from the most genetically valuable males. Ferrets were released back into the wild in Wyoming in 1991, in South Dakota and Montana in 1994, and in Arizona in 1998. The ...
Ferrets are susceptible to many viruses that can cause infections in the respiratory system. The human influenza virus is the most common virus involved in ferret respiratory infections.. Ferrets are quite susceptible to most human influenza viruses, including the seasonal type A, the new 2009 H1N1 flu (swine) and the avian flu. Because ferrets can get the human flu and their lungs are similar to humans, ferrets are frequently used in human flu research. Ferrets can get the flu from people who have the flu or from other ferrets that have the flu. In a very recent case, a pet ferret in the Portland, Oregon, area got the swine flu from its owner. Thus, it is very important to avoid playing with or handling your ferret if you have the flu.. Most seasonal type A flu cases are mild in adult ferrets, but type A flu may cause more serious illness in young or old ferrets. H1N1 (swine) flu and avian flu can cause mild to fatal disease in ferrets regardless of age.. Ferrets with the flu usually have a ...
Produced by lymphocytes activated by specific antigens or mitogens. IFN-gamma, in addition to having antiviral activity, has important immunoregulatory functions. It is a potent activator of macrophages, it has antiproliferative effects on transformed cells and it can potentiate the antiviral and antitumor effects of the type I interferons (By similarity).
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Why not Carrots For ferrets?. For one, they are very little nutritional value to ferrets, and two ferrets can not digest them properly, because there lack the organs to do so. Peas, carrots - any vegetable or fruit for that matter - has ZERO nutritional value for ferrets.. Even just as treats, do not feed them to your ferret, because they can not digest it. So no, dont feed your ferret lettuce, vegetables or carrots, they probably wont eat it, even if you tried to feed it to them. Both can be toxic to ferrets, like dogs and cats.. Too be on the safe dont give your ferret anything if it is not specified for ferrets. Currently, I feed my ferret mix Totally Ferret Baby, Totally Ferret Turkey, Lamb, and Vension. What should Ferrets Eat?. In nature, ferrets eat insects, worms, and probably whatever has been left behind by other omnivores.. Yes, ferrets on a natural diet usually eat mice and chicken. If you cook chicken, bones can be brought to the ferrets to eat. Some people feed a whole chicken ...
SELIGMAN, Ariz. - The Arizona Game and Fish Department is seeking volunteers to assist with spot-lighting efforts to help document the population of endangered black-footed ferrets in Aubrey Valley and on the Double O Ranch near Seligman. As part of the recovery effort, the department has scheduled two spring spotlighting projects - March 9-12 and April 6-9. The spotlighting method involves using high-powered lights to locate and identify black-footed ferrets. Volunteers must have the ability to stay attentive from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. while spotlighting for black-footed ferrets and use, or learn how to use, a Global Positioning System (GPS). Volunteers can sign up by e-mailing [email protected] - with spring spotlighting in the subject line, by March 3 for next months project and by March 30 for the later opportunity. Volunteers are reminded to include their full name, a contact phone number, month(s) and night(s) available to spotlight and full names of others who also will be attending. ...
The ferret personality Ferrets are very social animals and need several hours of human interaction per day. They also benefit when part of a multiple ferret household and have other ferrets to mingle with. Ferrets can get along with other pets, such as cats or dogs, when raised alongside them; however, their patience with other pets is usually very short, so a bothersome pet may irritate a ferret. When not given enough attention, a pet ferret can get depressed, so be sure that you have enough time to dedicate to a ferret before purchasing one. Aside from enjoying attention, ferrets can be very sneaky and devious. They love to slide along walls and creep around, getting into things or sneaking under furniture. Often, pet owners lose ferrets when they scurry out front doors that were mistakenly left open, or ferrets get out of their enclosures in similar ways. Be sure to never stand with a door open while a ferret is loose in your house. How is a ferret groomed? Bathing a ferret is similar to ...
Ferrets are very dependent upon their human companions for survival. Because ferrets require continuous care and supervision, potential owners should evaluate their ability to commit. The commitment is long term since the lifespan of ferrets is six to 10 years.. Ferrets may not be the best pet for families with small children. Although ferrets are very social animals, they may bite or nip if mishandled. Never leave a ferret and a small child alone together. Ferrets generally get along with dogs and cats if they are introduced carefully, but they should not interact with birds, rodents, or small reptiles.. When selecting a ferret from a shelter, a pet store or a breeder, choose one that is bright-eyed and alert. The presence of crusty eyes or nasal discharge that is full of mucus indicate illness. If you handle a sick ferret, be sure to wash your hands thoroughly so as not to infect yourself or the next batch of animals.. Whether you select a male ferret, known as a hob, or a female, known as a ...
Ferret safe vegetables include mushrooms, potatoes, beans, squash, cauliflower, peppers (seeds removed), carrots, tomato salsa, and broccoli.. NOTE: Use ferret pellets, which can be purchased in pet shops to ensure you meet your ferrets nutritional needs. However, from time to time to give your ferret assorted bird seed, rolled oats, sunflower seeds (some ferrets love them …) and ready-to-eat corn and peas from the freezer, as a treat.. High Vitamin C Food for ferrets. Ferrets can not make their own vitamin C. If your ferret belonged to a previous owner, it probably lacks vitamin C, because it probably has not received vegetables, or received pellets ferrets that do not have extra vitamin c. Give the ferrets 1/8 green pepper every day, along with other vegetables to make sure it gets enough vitamin C. This prevents scurvy in ferrets.. How often can Ferrets eat vegetables?. Ferrets can eat cooked carrots and other soft vegetables, but only a little. My ferret eats a carrot, but not all the ...
The Natural Areas Department hopes to reintroduce the black-footed ferret in September or October to Soapstone Prairie, which spans 22,000 acres 20 miles north of Fort Collins and has been managed by the city since 2005. Soapstone Prairie and Meadow Springs Ranch, which is 26,000 acres, together support 3,600 acres of black-tailed prairie dogs. Black-footed ferrets are native to the shortgrass prairie but became endangered through habitat conversion, poisoning and the sylvatic plague, which affects both the ferret and prairie dogs, Figgs said.. The Natural Areas Department manages the prairie dog populations on both sites, controlling sylvatic plaque that, on rare occasions, can be transmitted to humans through fleas, Figgs said. The plague is present at times, then its not, he said. Large die-off events will occur from time to time and reduce the number of prairie dog colonies.. One incident in 2007 to 2008 reduced the colonies from 4,000 acres to 200 to 500 acres, Figgs said. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Amyloidosis in the black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes). AU - Garner, Micheal M.. AU - Raymond, James T.. AU - OBrien, Timothy D.. AU - Nordhausen, Robert W.. AU - Russell, William C.. PY - 2007/3/1. Y1 - 2007/3/1. N2 - This study describes clinical, histologic, immunohistochemical and electron microscopic features of amyloid A amyloidosis occurring in black-footed ferrets (Mustela nigripes) from eight U.S. zoological institutions. Ferrets had nonregenerative anemia, scrum chemistries consistent with chronic renal disease, and proteinuria. Amyloid was present in a variety of tissues, but it was most severe in renal glomeruli and associated with tubular protein loss and emaciation. Congo red/potassium permanganate (KMnO4) and immunohistochemical stains revealed that the amyloid was of the AA type. Concurrent diseases and genetic predisposition were considered the most important contributing factors to development of amyloidosis. Analysis of the genetic tree did not reveal ...
Contact: WildEarth Guardians DENVER - Based on a decision made public late last week, Colorados endangered black-footed ferrets will be protected from oil and gas drilling - for now. The Bureau of Land Managements (BLM) own internal review board, the Interior Board of Land Appeals (IBLA), overturned the BLMs May 2006 sale of oil and gas drilling leases in an area where endangered black-footed ferrets have been reintroduced in Colorado.. Despite the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) urging that ferret habitat be excluded from the lease sale, the BLM went ahead and sold drilling leases to the highest bidder. The ferrets, considered North Americas most endangered species, were reintroduced to Colorado in 2001 and an active program to recover populations to self-sustaining levels is underway.. The IBLA found that the BLM broke the law by selling the leases without any record evidence that it ever responded to or even considered FWSs views. The board found the action illegal because an ...
Ferrets are great fun and hugely rewarding, but owning one can also be costly and time-consuming. Are you ready to take on the responsibility? Check out this list of things you need to know before getting a ferret.. 1. A ferret is for life. Owning a ferret is a lifetime commitment. Ferret develop deep bonds with you and your family. Any change in ownership can be extremely traumatic, so you should be prepared for the responsibility involved in ferret ownership. Ferret owners need to be able to provide shelter, food, water, medical care, and love and attention.. 2. Owning a ferret can be expensive. Before owning a ferret you need to considerable financial commitment. Whether you get one or two ferrets, you will need a cage, bedding, bowls, and toys. The average care for one ferret, which includes supplies, food, and basic vet care it cost you around $700 - $1000 per year.. 3. Buy your ferret accessories in advance. Before you take your new ferret home, make sure you have all the basic supplies. ...
The black-footed ferret is solitary, except when breeding or raising litters.[8][9] It is nocturnal[8][19] and primarily hunts for sleeping prairie dogs in their burrows.[20] It is most active above ground from dusk to midnight and 4 am to mid-morning.[11] Aboveground activity is greatest during late summer and early autumn when juveniles become independent.[11] Climate generally does not limit black-footed ferret activity,[9][11] but it may remain inactive inside burrows for up to 6 days at a time during winter.[21]. Female black-footed ferrets have smaller home ranges than males. Home ranges of males may sometimes include the home ranges of several females.[9] Adult females usually occupy the same territory every year. A female that was tracked from December to March occupied 39.5 acres (16 ha). Her territory was overlapped by a resident male that occupied 337.5 acres (137 ha) during the same period. The average density of black-footed ferrets near Meeteetse, Wyoming, is estimated at one ...
black-footed ferret definition: nounA nocturnal North American weasel (Mustela nigripes) having yellow and brown fur with a black mask and feet....
In common with most domestic animals, the original reason for ferrets being domesticated by human beings is uncertain, but it may have involved hunting. According to phylogenetic studies, the ferret was domesticated from the European polecat (Mustela putorius), and likely descends from a North African lineage of the species.[25] Analysis of mitochondrial DNA suggests that ferrets were domesticated around 2,500 years ago. It has been claimed that the ancient Egyptians were the first to domesticate ferrets, but as no mummified remains of a ferret have yet been found, nor any hieroglyph of a ferret, and no polecat now occurs wild in the area, that idea seems unlikely.[26]. Ferrets were probably used by the Romans for hunting.[27][28]. Colonies of feral ferrets have established themselves in areas where there is no competition from similarly sized predators, such as in the Shetland Islands and in remote regions in New Zealand. Where ferrets coexist with polecats, hybridization is common. It has been ...
I stuck in search element problem. I am trying to install ferret on my window 7. But tried a lot but couldnt succeed. I ran following command to install the ferret gem. gem install ferret gem install ferret --version (all versions) gem install ferret -v 0.11.5 gem install ferret -v 0.11.6 gem install ferret -v gem install ferret -v=0.11.6 --platform mswin32 I also changed the devkit, got a updated kit and change requisite path in fstub But couldnt succeed. Always it gives me following error ERROR: Error installing ferret: ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension. c:/RailsInstaller/Ruby1.9.2/bin/ruby.exe extconf.rb creating Makefile make c:/RailsInstaller/Ruby1.9.2/bin/ruby -e puts EXPORTS, Init_ferret_ext , f erret_ext-i386-mingw32.def . . . . . . ferret.c:297:22: error: struct RString has no member named len make: *** [ferret.o] Error 1 Gem files will remain installed in c:/RailsInstaller/Ruby1.9.2/lib/ruby/gems/1.9 .1/gems/ferret-0.11.6 for inspection. Results logged to ...
CNF: The essay is about the black-footed ferret, an endangered species. What got you interested in the black-footed ferret, particularly? Did you know early in your work that you were going to write about them, or did the desire to write about them develop the longer you worked with them?. Lenhart: In 2011, I moved to Tucson to study writing. At the time, I was working towards a novel and had little interest in creative nonfiction or black-footed ferrets. My partner at the time, though, had three domestic ferrets of the charismatic pet-store variety. For a few months, it seemed that I couldnt write a sentence without being distracted by ferret thoughts. After one of our ferrets died of pancreatic failure, my partner moved to Nevada for an internship in biological conservation. I was left to care for the ferrets. Feed them. Shampoo them. Block them from crawling up the fireplace. Mist their faces when the swamp cooler didnt cool. Make sure the appropriate holiday-themed hammock was clipped to ...
The common name ferret includes any of a group of animals in the Weasel family, including the Black Footed Ferret of North America, and the European Polecat. (Domestic ferrets are thought to be descendants of the Polecat.). Ferrets are carnivorous, and ferocious hunters. As such, they definitely speak to the Warrior within us - and they have lessons to offer both for when our Warrior energy needs some encouragement, and for times when it might be coming on a bit too strong.. In English, to ferret something out means to track down something hidden and bring it to light. A ferrets long, low body allows it to go down into the burrows of its prey (such as rabbits or prairie dogs), where it often takes its sleeping prey by surprise. Ferret can help you uncover hidden blocks and energies in your own psyche - sometimes ones that have been buried for a long time. It takes courage to work with Ferret energy, though, because it will ask you to hold yourself to your own truth.. Ferrets and weasels ...
We have a male Ferret with a 2x3x4 cage with toys, food, snacks, vitamines etc. He is a registered Marshal Ferret. 5 years old. Raised with children. Never been aggresive. He also plays well with our small dog. He has red eyes. Asking $150 for everything. Text for pictures (417)317- ...
With female ferrets subjected to different degrees of intensity of light irradiation as measured by placing them at different distances from a 1000 W. lamp, the acceleration of the oestrous cycle, generally speaking, was correlated with the degree of intensity. There were, however, individual exceptions. The distances between the ferrets and the lamp varied from 1 to 22 ft.. Female ferrets subjected to ultra-violet irradiation usually remained on heat until much later in the year than those submitted to light irradiation. With male ferrets ultra-violet irradiation caused descent of the testes in December and the testes remained descended until the autumn.. Irradiated female ferrets (both with light and ultra-violet rays) went off heat shortly after being put with males and probably as a result of copulation (which, however, was not always observed), but pregnancy did not supervene. This may have been due to the animals not being in a state for ovulation.. Feeding vitamin D to anoestrous ferrets ...
Author: Benischek Rita L, Year: 2009, Abstract: Three illnesses appear commonly in pet ferrets: cardiomyopathies, insulinoma, and adrenal associated endocrinopathy. Treatment for dilated cardiomyopathy include ACE inhibitors, and furosemide is recommended for the treatment for long-term diuresis treatment of congestive heart failure. Insulinoma, cancer of the pancreas, is the most common neoplasm of the American ferret, oftentimes treated by surgically excising the cancerous lobes, optionally can be treated with steroids that suppress insulin
Ferrets Are a Joy!,Fun and feisty, the ferret comes with a rich history. Come explore our community of ferret folks who come together to celebrate their joy for this unique critter.
Ferrets Are a Joy!,Fun and feisty, the ferret comes with a rich history. Come explore our community of ferret folks who come together to celebrate their joy for this unique critter.
Ferrets are not susceptible to the viruses that commonly produce upper respiratory disease in domestic cats (rhinotracheitis, calicivirus), nor are they susceptible to canine hepatitis. There is also no definitive evidence that ferrets are susceptible to canine parvovirus or feline leukemia virus; therefore, vaccination against these diseases is probably unnecessary.. The most commonly seen viral disease in ferrets include canine distemper and influenza; rabies, epizootic catarrhal enteritis and Aleutian disease are occasionally seen.. Ferrets are susceptible to infection with several strains of human influenza (flu) virus. Signs of this illness may mimic those of canine distemper (listlessness, fever, poor appetite, sneezing, nasal discharge, etc). In general, influenza causes only mild disease in ferrets. Unlike distemper, however, influenza usually passes within 5 days of the onset of illness and ferrets recover. Bacterial infections may complicate the viral infection. If you are suffering ...
Photo/image polecat (Mustela putorius), Family: Mustelidae. Location Himmelkol, Mariager, Jylland, Danmark. Photographer: JC Schou, Photoid 79078
Aplastic anemia is a condition in which the bone marrow is completely suppressed, resulting in a shutdown in production of new red blood cells. Bone marrow suppression will also result in a shutdown in production of white blood cells and platelets. The condition occurs in female ferrets that are not spayed and not bred when they are in heat. Sexually mature female ferrets that are not bred will stay in heat indefinitely. While in heat, the ferrets estrogen levels remain high. High doses of estrogen suppress bone marrow function. This condition is rarely seen now, due to early (pre-purchase) spaying of female ferrets.. Signs of aplastic anemia include lethargy and pale mucous membranes, most readily observed by looking at the gums. When the intact female ferret is examined, her vulva will usually be found to be swollen and enlarged, indicating persistent estrus or heat.. Initial treatment to stabilize the ferret includes hormonal therapy to bring the ferret out of heat, antibiotics, iron, and ...
As we continued to release the ferrets, the sun set and we were in complete darkness. Most ferret releases go quickly - but this one took time. One tricky ferret had zoomed out of his crate and would not stay in his chosen hole. He popped in and out, again and again. Then he decided to wander. Very soon the prairie would be roaming ground for coyotes, badgers and other predators of black-footed ferrets. We all cheered the ferret on so that he would stay in his hole.. I helped release the final ferret with John. She went right into her new hole and was a nice cap to our night. I was grateful for the opportunity and will remember it forever.. Favorite moments from the release? Both John and Guy treasured seeing our host family release their first ferrets and watching them make the connection as to why this event was so important. These connections are paramount for conservation to succeed.. By the end of the night, 13 of us released 16 ferrets onto the Cathcart Ranch. This was the first time ...
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Two 1yr old male ferrets for sale, with multilevel Kaytee cage and accessories. One is sable and the other cinnamon colored. $300.
DENVER Wildlife officials working to save the endangered black-footed ferret are trying to persuade more Western ranchers and farmers to...
Ferret Care Guide General information :. The average lifetime of a ferret is form 6 to 8 years. The grown-up female weighs about 800 grams and male is about 1.2 kg. The ferrets come in various colours, but most of them are brown, gray and black. And the color is darker on the paws and tail. Maintenance at home :. Ferrets have a strong and playful character. They are very sociable and like to be in the centre of attraction. Ferrets like twilight and are the most active after sunset and before sunrise.They sleep from eighteen to twenty hours of the day and wake up twice a day to eat, relieve themselves and play.. Ferret Care Maintenance of the ferret is possible in the flat in different ways : free maintenance, semi-free maintenance and in a cage. In any case, youll need the cage, even if you want your pet rans freely everywhere in the home. Here are some 7 reasons:. 1. the ferret should have his own home, where he could sleep, rest and take refuge in case of fright .. 2. If you invite guests , ...
ID M3XNI9_MUSPF Unreviewed; 1092 AA. AC M3XNI9; DT 01-MAY-2013, integrated into UniProtKB/TrEMBL. DT 01-MAY-2013, sequence version 1. DT 25-OCT-2017, entry version 32. DE SubName: Full=Potassium voltage-gated channel subfamily H member 7 {ECO:0000313,Ensembl:ENSMPUP00000000639}; GN Name=KCNH7 {ECO:0000313,Ensembl:ENSMPUP00000000639}; OS Mustela putorius furo (European domestic ferret) (Mustela furo). OC Eukaryota; Metazoa; Chordata; Craniata; Vertebrata; Euteleostomi; OC Mammalia; Eutheria; Laurasiatheria; Carnivora; Caniformia; Mustelidae; OC Mustelinae; Mustela. OX NCBI_TaxID=9669 {ECO:0000313,Ensembl:ENSMPUP00000000639, ECO:0000313,Proteomes:UP000000715}; RN [1] {ECO:0000313,Ensembl:ENSMPUP00000000639} RP NUCLEOTIDE SEQUENCE [LARGE SCALE GENOMIC DNA]. RC STRAIN=ID#1420 {ECO:0000313,Ensembl:ENSMPUP00000000639}; RA Di Palma F., Alfoldi J., Johnson J., Jaffe D., Berlin A., Gnerre S., RA Grabherr M., Hall G., Lara M., MacCallum I., Mauceli E., RA Przyblyski D., Ribeiro F., Russell P., Sharpe T., ...
The endangered black-footed ferret is a member of the weasel family. It is the only ferret native to North America - the domestic ferret is a different species of European origin and has been domesticated for hundreds of years - and has a tan body with black legs and feet, a black tip on the…
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Ferrets ancestors were den animals, so the home you create should be like a den, too. Use a wire cage thats at least 18 inches long, 18 inches deep, and 30 inches wide. Many ferrets prefer bi-level cages that feature stairs or ramps that ferrets can climb, and shelves or hammocks where ferrets can perch. Avoid aquariums, which provide poor ventilation. Because ferrets are accomplished escape artists, the cage should feature a secure latch and openings no larger than one inch by two inches. Since wire flooring is uncomfortable to a ferrets feet, place linoleum tiles on the floor or line the cage bottom with soft material such as washable carpet. Not all materials will work, however: wood flooring is difficult to disinfect, newspaper will blacken a ferrets feet, and cedar chips hold in bad odors and may even cause respiratory problems. Place the cage away from direct sunlight, in a cool, shaded area where temperatures range between 55 and 70 degrees. Clean bedding with a mild detergent and hot ...
The Canterbury Vet Clinic, one of Melbournes leading ferret vets, says there has been a steady increase in the number of ferrets being presented for treatment. And the Ferret Society has had a surge of interest from people keen to adopt.. Like many ferret owners, Ms Smith had previously kept more traditional pets (she had a dog when she lived in Queensland) before falling for the charms of ferrets. Now she has three ferrets: Angel, aged four, and Jasper and Sonny, who are nearly one.. Despite their small size, ferrets are high maintenance and require devoted owners who are prepared to cope with the havoc the excitable creatures can wreak. ...
1. Super Through Way By Marshall- One of the top ferret toys, the Super Through Way is made specifically for ferrets, and contains tunnels that your pet will love to travel through. 2. Kong Toy For Ferrets- Part of good ferret care means keeping your pet amused, and the Kong toy is almost impossible for your animal to destroy. Treats can also be placed inside the toy for an even bigger treat and more fun.. 3. Super Pet Crinkle Tunnel- The Super Crinkle Tunnel is another toy that offers your ferret places to hide and an environment that they enjoy. Ferrets love small spaces, and this toy can provide all the entertainment your pet wants.. 4. Ferretrail Playground Kit By Super Pet- This kit is one of the top ten ferret toys, and the kit comes with several components that combine to create a complete playground for your pet. Your ferret will spend hours playing in this kit, and may not want to leave.. 5. Tumble Toy For Ferrets- Ferrets as pets are social animals, and play is important. The Tumble ...
If your little fuzzy is displaying any of these symptoms, please take your baby to the doctor. When you do take your baby to the doctor, make sure the vet specializes in exotic pets - and, better yet, in ferrets in particular.. For more information about Disseminated Idiopathic Myositis, you can go to the American Ferret Association website at And again, Kim Schilling has a lot of information on DIM in her Ferrets for Dummies. If you dont have this book yet, then get it!. 2. Ferret Cages - No Glass Enclosures. Our next topic is ferret cages - sort of. Im aware that Ive done a couple of posts on cages already, but theres still more that needs to be said.. I had a person asking about a ferret enclosure with glass. And that, of course, is a big NO.. If youre thinking about getting a cute, adorable fuzzy for the first time, please do some research on cages. And, please, do not use an aquarium or anything like it. Aquariums are for fish - not fuzzies. The problem is that ...
DESCRIPTION The American Ferret Association (AFA) Yahoo Group welcomes everyone with an interest in ferrets to participate. For more information about the American Ferret Association, visit MESSAGE BOARD POLICIES Questions, suggestions, comments and complaints are all welcome. Please remember: the board is G rated, and it is monitored. The AFA message board does not permit *Ferrets For Sale* advertisements. If you wish to adopt a ferret, please visit the AFA Shelter List. IMPORTANT !! This board is not intended to replace the advice and care of your veterinarian. If your ferret needs medical assistance, please take him or her to a veterinarian immediately. Remember: your post and subsequent replies may not appear for a few days. MESSAGE BOARD MODERATORS Dan Bergman and Max Cunningham
The black-footed ferret is the rarest mammal on the continent, but conservation efforts are making strides in preventing it from disappearing altogether. Thats what people thought had happened 35... Science News Summaries. | Newser
The current study was conducted to establish animal models (including mouse and ferret) for the novel avian-origin H7N9 influenza virus. A/Anhui/1/2013 (H7N9) virus was administered by intranasal instillation to groups of mice and ferrets, and animals developed typical clinical signs including body weight loss (mice and ferrets), ruffled fur (mice), sneezing (ferrets), and death (mice). Peak virus shedding from respiratory tract was observed on 2 days post inoculation (d.p.i.) for mice and 3-5 d.p.i. for ferrets. Virus could also be detected in brain, liver, spleen, kidney, and intestine from inoculated mice, and in heart, liver, and olfactory bulb from inoculated ferrets. The inoculation of H7N9 could elicit seroconversion titers up to 1280 in ferrets and 160 in mice. Leukopenia, significantly reduced lymphocytes but increased neutrophils were also observed in mouse and ferret models. The mouse and ferret model enables detailed studies of the pathogenesis of this illness and lay the foundation for drug
The Prairie Park Nature Center and volunteers from various institutions across Kansas have surveyed the black-footed ferret recovery site in Logan County annually for the last decade. Prairie Park staff members feel optimistic after a November trip to the 1,100-acre tract in western Kansas, where crews help capture, tag and vaccinate wild-born ferrets, the Lawrence Journal-World reported .. ...
A simple, papillary cystic adenocarcinoma of the mammary gland with metastases to the internal iliac and mesenteric lymph nodes, liver, and spleen was observed in a 12 to 13 year old female black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes). Histologically, the tumor was aggressive, and lymphatic invasion was found. Attempts at virus isolation were negative. Other findings were bilateral infarcts in the kidneys, apparently resulting in acute renal shutdown and death, multiple thrombi in the right atrium, aortic arteriosclerosis, and focal interstitial pneumonia....
A modified test of postextrasystolic potentiation achieved with a brief episode of rapid pacing followed by a 6-second pause (RPP maneuver) was used to evoke maximal force in isolated intact ferret right ventricular papillary muscles. Maximal RPP tensions were examined under length-clamped conditions and compared with the steady-state forces obtained when further increases in [Ca2+]o, did not further increase force and to the tensions recorded at the point of saturation of force when similarly length-clamped muscles were subjected to caffeine-induced tetanization. The results show that the calculated maximal twitch tension achieved with RPP is comparable to the 25-35 g/mm2 observed in intact single skeletal muscle fibers. The study also shows that the beat-to-beat decay of the potentiated contraction is exponential. While the amount of the constant fractional beat-to-beat decay is a function of [Ca2+]o, it is not influenced by length. During the decay of potentiation, the ratio of the ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Catecholaminergic horizontal and amacrine cells in the ferret retina. AU - Keyser, K. T.. AU - Karten, H. J.. AU - Katz, Barrett. AU - Bohn, M. C.. PY - 1987. Y1 - 1987. N2 - Enzymes involved in the synthesis of catecholamines were detected in amacrine and what appeared to be a specific class of horizontal cells in the ferret retina. Antisera directed against the enzymes tyrosine hydroxylase (TH), which converts tyrosine to DOPA, and phenylethanolamine N-methyltransferase (PNMT), which converts norepinephrine to epinephrine, were used with conventional immunohistochemical techniques. A population of perikarya located at the outer margin of the inner nuclear layer (INL) exhibited TH-like immunoreactivity. The cell bodies were 9-12 μm in diameter and gave rise to stout dendrites that tapered rapidly after emergence from the somata. The processes formed a planar array in the inner half of the outer plexiform layer (OPL) slightly external to the cells of origin. We could not detect ...
There is limited knowledge about the potential routes for H5N1 influenza virus transmission to and between humans, and it is not clear whether humans can be infected through inhalation of aerosolized H5N1 virus particles. Ferrets are often used as a animal model for humans in influenza pathogenicity and transmissibility studies. In this manuscript, a nose-only bioaerosol inhalation exposure system that was recently developed and validated was used in an inhalation exposure study of aerosolized A/Vietnam/1203/2004 (H5N1) virus in ferrets. The clinical spectrum of influenza resulting from exposure to A/Vietnam/1203/2004 (H5N1) through intranasal verses inhalation routes was analyzed. Ferrets were successfully infected through intranasal instillation or through inhalation of small particle aerosols with four different doses of Influenza virus A/Vietnam/1203/2004 (H5N1). The animals developed severe influenza encephalomyelitis following intranasal or inhalation exposure to 101, 102, 103, or 104 infectious
If H5N1 viruses acquire the ability to undergo efficient and sustained transmission among humans, a pandemic would be inevitable. An understanding of the molecular and biologic requirements for efficient transmissibility is critical for the early identification of a potential H5N1 pandemic virus and the application of optimal control measures. The results of this study demonstrate, that unlike human H3N2 viruses, avian H5N1 viruses isolated from humans in 1997, 2003, or 2005 lack the ability to transmit efficiently in the ferret model. Furthermore, reassortant viruses bearing 1997 avian H5N1 surface glycoproteins with four or six human virus internal protein genes do not transmit efficiently in ferrets and thus lack the key property that predicts pandemic spread.. We found that the rgVic:486HANA reassortant bearing the H5 HA and human virus M and NS exhibited reduced infectivity for MDCK cells and 10-fold lower viral titers in ferrets compared with rg486:VicRNP that possessed avian virus M and ...
A properly cleaned cage can help keep the problem to nearly non-existent levels. A bath twice a year, or whenever accidents occur, is another means of keeping the animal clean and therefore nearly odor-free. Keep in mind, though, that ferrets may actually smell more after a bath as they emit extra amounts of new oil to replace that lost from bathing. If theyve become stressed, causing them to emit scent, a simple cleansing with a cloth can reduce the odor. Unlike skunk spray, ferret scent doesnt stain and last for weeks.. Be aware that certain odors can be evidence of possible illness. ECE or Green Slime disease is a condition that causes ferrets to produce highly noxious, green feces. The odor is distinctive and obvious. Looking for any abnormality in their waste, as evidenced in part by the odor, is a way of keeping odors down and detecting possible health problems.. Apart from the natural scent glands and ECE, certain bacteria are often at the bottom of odors, just as they are in humans ...
Now that weve determined the best water to offer, what is the best way to offer it? The question of bottle or bowl comes up quite often. Each vessel has its own merits and both can be irreplaceable given certain circumstances.. I usually put out both crocks and sipper bottles, said Sandra Kudrak, DVM, DABVP, of Community Animal Hospital in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Some ferrets dont drink well out of one or another and, especially if they are ill or older, I prefer them to have their choice.. Kudrak provides six to eight sources of water from different types of bowls and bottles. Some [ferrets] are really picky as to where and what they will drink.Kreuter also keeps both bottles and bowls in the cage. [You] never know when someone might succeed in tipping the bowl, she said. The type of bowl used is also important. One thing I swear by is a heavy marble or whatever water bowl Ñ ferrets like to try to dump the bowls and they seem to give up on these! Kreuter added.. Placement of the bottle ...
Anja is a civil engineering student from Zagreb who wants to share her love towards ferrets because they are the most amazing animals in the world for her. She wants to show people how amusing and adorable they are and how they can be perfect pets. For her ferrets are cute, adorable and extremely funny animals which wont leave anybody indifferent. Anja is always opened for suggestions and advice, so if you have something to ask or say about ferrets, feel free to contact her Instagram, Facebook Fan Page, Google +, Twitter or [email protected] ...
Anja is a civil engineering student from Zagreb who wants to share her love towards ferrets because they are the most amazing animals in the world for her. She wants to show people how amusing and adorable they are and how they can be perfect pets. For her ferrets are cute, adorable and extremely funny animals which wont leave anybody indifferent. Anja is always opened for suggestions and advice, so if you have something to ask or say about ferrets, feel free to contact her Instagram, Facebook Fan Page, Google +, Twitter or [email protected] ...
She is the Fairy Princess of the Fairy Ferrets from the Ferret Forest, born with the ability to melt specific mineral compounds with special high-frequency sound waves (read: her scream melts metal). Ferret is the loudest, crudest, bluntest fairy princess youve ever imagined. She curses like a sailor and sasses like its going out of style; in fact, the only thing she enjoys more than telling people how stupid they are is shopping for jewels, which she has an unhealthy obsession with (although if you ask her, its simply her natural right as a princess to own every jewel in existence). Her identity is supposed to be a secret - she is hiding from Emperor Mateus, who is trying to take over the Ferret Kingdom as part of his plan for world domination - but since she uses her royal status as justification for every illegal action she performs, nobody is fooled ...
Ferret Toys are cheaper at VetUK. This comprehensive range of Ferret Toys includes various play tubes, balls, chews and more that will help to relieve boredom and keep your ferret interested and happy. A number of these exciting and stimulating ferret...
Journal of Wildlife Diseases publishes work on infectious, parasitic, toxic, nutritional, physiologic, and neoplastic diseases impacting wild animals.
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Brickle, N. 2007. Sightings of Javan Ferret Badger Melogale orientalis. Small Carnivore Conservation 36: 50.. Corbet, G.B. and Hill, J.E. 1992. Mammals of the Indo-Malayan Region: a Systematic Review. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.. Duckworth, J.W., Roberton, S.I. and Brickle, N. 2008. Further notes on Javan Ferret Badger Melogale orientalis at Gunung Gede Pangrango National Park, Java. Small Carnivore Conservation 39: 39-40.. Eaton, J.A., Wüst, R., Wirth, R., Shepherd, C.R., Semiadi, G., Hall, J. and Duckworth, J.W. 2010. Recent records of the Javan Small-toothed Palm Civet Arctogalidia (trivirgata) trilineata. Small Carnivore Conservation 43: 16-22.. IUCN. 2016. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-1. Available at: (Accessed: 30 June 2016).. Kim, M. 2012. Notes on live ferret badger Melogale trade in Java. Small Carnivore Conservation 46: 30-32.. Long, C.A. 1992. Is the Javan ferret-badger a subspecies or a species? Small Carnivore Conservation 6: ...
Today DiNozzo had a busy day. Because my husband was off work I didnt have to spend pretty much all my time with the puppies and so DiNozzo was out of the cage for 5 hours. However, to make his day even better he wasnt alone. At 9:24 am I got a phone call from a Petco half an hour away because I was the first on their list and they got a ferret in. Only one though. I told them Id be in at 10 when they open to get him. There was a minor annoyance in the process (a family threw a fit because they werent allowed to walk in and buy him despite the numerous signs saying not for sale and the associate explaining that they have a waiting list for the next 16 ferrets and how normally its first come first serve but with the pandemic and the waiting list they are trying to be as ethical as possible by honoring the waitlist first). But DiNozzo now has a friend. His name is Kona and he is adorable. Surprisingly no dominance behavior shown. Instead lots of dooking, war dancing and wrestling. Currently ...
This image describes how often and how strongly the wind blows from different directions through a typical northern hemisphere spring. The biggest spokes point in the directions the wind most commonly blows from and the shade of blue suggests the strength, with deep blue strongest. It is based on 8052 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2007, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Cap Ferret, located 24 km away (15 miles). There are insufficient recording stations world wide to use actual wind data. Invevitably some coastal places have very localized wind effects that would not be predicted by NWW3.. According to the model, the dominant wind at Cap Ferret blows from the WNW. If the rose plot shows a nearly round shape, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Cap Ferret. Converseley, dominant spokes illustrate favoured directions, and the more deep blue, the stronger the wind. Spokes point in the direction the wind blows from. Over an average northern hemisphere spring, ...
Ferret owners are well aware of their pets scent glands located near the rectum which give off foul smelling secretions. Spaying/neutering helps to diminish the odor considerably. Most ferrets undergo spay/neuter just before their first heat, before males can become aggressive, to decrease odors and help prevent disease. However, there is some controversy over early spay/neuter. The rise of adrenal gland disease is thought to be directly related to early de-sexing in which the reproductive glands are removed and in turn preventing proper growth due to what may be the lack of hormones. It is recommended to wait to spay/neuter until the ferret is 6 months old. There is ongoing research with an injection of leuprolide acetate, a man-made hormone, to prevent adrenal gland disease. ... Thanks to professional baseball, we understand the impact of steroid on athletes. But what if a ferret is given steroids? Apparently, it can be sold as a Toy Poodle. An Argentina man spent $150 on what he thought was two poodles. When he took his dogs to the veterenarian, he found out he was tricked into buying two ferrets pumped up with steroids. The two fake dogs were given steroids since birth and had their fur fluffed up. The UK Mail notes this may not be totally unique. Another person thought they were buy a Chiuhuahua, but it turned out to be a ferret. Heres the news report (it is in Spanish).
I l5ve ferrets. I hate that here in California one cant own a ferret without a wildlife license... because some kids face was chewed off. That was negligence on the parents part. Its not the ferrets fault that children taste so juicy sweet. 5L ...
A group of freelance journalists based in Scotland realised that there was both need and demand for a new model of independent investigative journalism: The Ferret was born.. Using collaboration, working with readers and publishing source documents, The Ferret is blazing a trail for public interest journalism with public input. Rachel Hamada and Peter Geoghegan explain how The Ferret has evolved into a worker- and reader-owned cooperative, how it is exploring different methods of funding, including crowdfunding and subscriptions, learn from its successes and its challenges and discover what its goals are for the future.. ...
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The surface epithelium of newborn ferret airways matures rapidly in the first month of life. Prominent developmental features include a transition from predominantly non-ciliated to ciliated cells, quantitative and qualitative changes in secretion of macromolecules, and a transition from secretory to absorptive patterns of ion transport. Freeze-fracture replicas of ferret tracheal epithelium from 0 to 28 days of age exhibited progressive developmental patterns in tight junctional structure from beaded, unclosed patterns in newborns to more closed patterns at 28 days. Strand number increased while the depth of tight junctional structures and the proportion of strands exhibiting discontinuity decreased postnatally. Total transepithelial conductance, paracellular conductance, and cell size decreased over the first month. Our data suggest that changes in physiological parameters that reflect epithelial tight junction permeability can be attributed, at least in part, to maturation of this intercellular
is licensed under CC BY 2.0. The New York Times published on February 18 an enthusiastic article about a black-footed ferret, hailing it as the first of any native, endangered animal species in North America to be cloned.. As we have been documenting for many years (see below), grand claims for animal cloning go back to the birth of the first cloned sheep, in 1996. The New York Times was so excited by this event that it ran 17 articles in two weeks about human reproductive cloning. For a few years thereafter, there was much excitement about the prospect of both human and animal clones.. The only claims of human clones were fakes, but there was more plausible talk about cloning at least two dozen animal species. The first cloned endangered animal, a kind of wild cattle called a gaur, was born at 7:30 PM on Monday, January 8, 2001, according to the press release. (Of course there was a press release.) It died two days later. Such failures were much more common than successes; the process was, ...
The government plans to use drones and peanut butter to save an endangered animal officials once thought was extinct. New video of the collaborative (and tasty) effort to save the black-footed ferret doesnt however, start with North Americas rarest mammal.
Ferrets may require stabilization. The veterinarian may reduce the ferrets body temperature by using cooling pads, cold-water enemas, or cold fluids instilled into the abdominal cavity or into the blood stream. Oxygen therapy should be given to increase the amount of oxygen to the tissues. In severe cases, the animal may need to be intubated (a tube placed in the airway for administering oxygen ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Nipah Virus C and W Proteins Contribute to Respiratory Disease in Ferrets. AU - Satterfield, Benjamin A.. AU - Cross, Robert W.. AU - Fenton, Karla A.. AU - Borisevich, Viktoriya. AU - Agans, Krystle N.. AU - Deer, Daniel J.. AU - Graber, Jessica. AU - Basler, Christopher F.. AU - Geisbert, Thomas W.. AU - Mirea, Chad E.. PY - 2016/1/1. Y1 - 2016/1/1. N2 - Nipah virus (NiV) is a highly lethal paramyxovirus that recently emerged as a causative agent of febrile encephalitis and severerespiratory disease in humans. The ferret model has emerged as the preferred small-animal model with which to study NiV disease,but much is still unknown about the viral determinants of NiV pathogenesis, including the contribution of the C protein inferrets. Additionally, studies have yet to examine the synergistic effects of the various P gene products on pathogenesis in animalmodels. Using recombinant NiVs (rNiVs), we examine the sole contribution of the NiV C protein and the combined contributionsof ...
In this report, a fully avian H7N1 virus was adapted to become capable of airborne transmission in ferrets. The virus also showed transmission to all CH animals, suggesting that transmission via direct contact was also enhanced; however, it is possible that airborne transmission could also occur in CH animals. The findings are consistent with those on the adaptation of highly pathogenic H5N1 (16), as no reassortment event was required to yield a virus capable of airborne transmission. In agreement with studies on H9N2 and H5N1, a limited number of amino acid mutations (five or six) were associated with airborne transmission and serial passage leads to mammalian adaptation (16, 25, 27). In the HA-encoding gene, we identified a single mutation present in all AC ferrets, resolution of K/R313R. This mutation is located in the stalk region of H7 HA. Thus, it is unlikely to influence receptor binding. The receptor-binding preference of WT H7N1 was previously characterized and shown to be consistent ...
Adrenal gland disease is, unfortunately, a common disease of pet ferrets in the United States. Most affected ferrets are older than 2 years. While the exact cause of this condition has not been determined, it is believed that spaying and neutering ferrets at an early age plays a role. This is problematic because failing to spay females can result in life-threatening illness, while neutering males reduces odor and aggression. Removal of the testes or ovaries removes hormonal influences that appear to affect the adrenal gland. In the absence of these influences, the adrenal glands may overproduce several sex hormones, causing a variety of clinical signs. In some cases, the overactive gland can eventually become cancerous. Genetics may also play a role in the development of adrenal gland disease.. Read More ...
A more interesting experiment is to replace the five-year olds with ferrets. And here the real vectors of the problem become apparent very quickly. It turns out that teeth and claws are tremendous force amplifiers. All it takes is one good bite in a vulnerable area and defeat quickly follows. Even a relatively small number (3-6) of hungry, trained ferrets are enough to consistently and severely disable both a highly-trained martial artist and a US Marine. This holds true even when they are allowed to work together against the ferret threat. But when you allow for even minimal armor (padded gloves, sweats and goggles) the kill counts immediately rise drastically. With heavy armor the humans can slaughter the ferrets without consequence and the result is a ferret holocaust. Really the experiment demonstrates that swarm and mass tactics, even when totally uncoordinated, are extremely effective in close combat. As history aptly demonstrates, the only effective solution in the face of such tactics ...
Sources report dozens of rare, wild ferrets are settling into their new home in Colorado, a year after they were released at a wildlife refuge.
Tetralogy of Fallot in a 6-year-old albino ferret (Mustela putorius - Tetralogy of Fallot is a congenital heart defect that causes cyanosis, severe progressive weakness and activity intolerance, polycythemia, and shortened life span in dogs. Open surgical repair of
Highly pathogenic avian influenza A (HPAI), subtype H5N1, remains an emergent threat to the human population. While respiratory disease is a hallmark of influenza infection, H5N1 has a high incidence of neurological sequelae in many animal species and sporadically in humans. We elucidate the temporal/spatial infection of H5N1 in the brain of ferrets following a low dose, intranasal infection of two HPAI strains of varying neurovirulence and lethality. A/Vietnam/1203/2004 (VN1203) induced mortality in 100% of infected ferrets while A/Hong Kong/483/1997 (HK483) induced lethality in only 20% of ferrets, with death occurring significantly later following infection. Neurological signs were prominent in VN1203 infection, but not HK483, with seizures observed three days post challenge and torticollis or paresis at later time points. VN1203 and HK483 replication kinetics were similar in primary differentiated ferret nasal turbinate cells, and similar viral titers were measured in the nasal turbinates of
Although many studies have examined the precedence effect (PE), few have tested whether it shows a buildup and breakdown in nonhuman animals comparable to that seen in humans. These processes are thought to reflect the ability of the auditory system to adjust to a listeners acoustic environment, and their mechanisms are still poorly understood. In this study, ferrets were trained on a two-alternative forced-choice task to discriminate the azimuthal direction of brief sounds. In one experiment, pairs of noise bursts were presented from two loudspeakers at different interstimulus delays (ISDs). Results showed that localization performance changed as a function of ISD in a manner consistent with the PE being operative. A second experiment investigated buildup and breakdown of the PE by measuring the ability of ferrets to discriminate the direction of a click pair following presentation of a conditioning train. Human listeners were also tested using this paradigm. In both species, performance was better
PyFerret and Ferret v7.6 implements automatic handling of datasets which use the Discrete Sampling Geometries standard for CF.. In Chapter 9 of the NetCDF CF Conventions document, a set of file types for Discrete Sampling Geometries is defined. These datasets describe point data, trajectories, profiles, time series, timeSeriesProfiles, and trajectoryProfiles. Ferret version 7.6 implements automatic handling of files that use the contiguous ragged array representation for these data types: point data, trajectories, profiles, time series. The handling of feature types timeSeriesProfiles, and trajectoryProfiles will be implemented in a later release.. The datasets are feature-collections, and a single feature is a single instance of a timeseries, a profile, a trajectory, or a point. The observations lie along the observation axis and the information describing features lie along the instance axis, which is of length nfeatures. In the documentation and example scripts we use the abbreviation ...
This is a ferret that is suffering from adrenal disease. Adrenal disease is a general term for any condition where one or multiple tumorous growths on the adrenal gland negatively affect the balance of hormone creation in the ferrets body. It can be treated through surgery or with a drug called Lupron, which helps stop the excess production of hormones caused by the tumor.
Maud! Millie! Behind you! Simon shouted, as he raced forward, pointing his two lurchers in the direction of a bolting rabbit. The long wait we had endured before a rabbit emerged made for a charged atmosphere, which blinded us to the absconder. The speed of the two species was almost matched, with only the rabbit s agility giving it a slight edge. Then, inches before the safety of the warren, Maud skilfully pinned the coney to the sandy earth while Millie respectfully stood back and watched the senior dog.. The day after the wildfowling season closed, professional ferreter and Shooting Times columnist, Simon Whitehead, was on the foreshore of the Blyth estuary to help tackle north Suffolk s burgeoning rabbit population. For this particular job Simon had engaged the entire army of his Pakefield ferrets as the warren in question has existed since the 1930s and is now a complex network of pipes reaching depths of up to 40ft. With 12 hungry ferrets, two sharp-eyed lurchers and a handler completely ...
Pred IS often used for IBD. Steroids are not something to be taken lightly though. It is best to try to get it under control by other means first. Ulcers and IBD often go hand in hand in ferrets, and since their GI tracts are a mess they are very prone to bacterial overgrowth (their gut flora is all over the place with all of the inflammation and excess mucous production). The two antibiotics are very standard for IBD and ulcers. They are usually used in conjunction with carafate. When your ferret hasnt had a solid poop in weeks, and is sunken in at the hips because their food passes right through, you do what you have to no matter how much you hate pumping them full of meds. This med regimen Works. Now it doesnt always work, sometimes with IBD nothing you do works. It is a rough disease. But in many cases this regimen helps to bring the problem under control enough. Usually just the triple therapy is used, but sometimes you have to do more. These meds arent given constantly, they are given ...
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Would you like to write for one of the worlds top tech blogs and get your name in front of hundreds of thousands of readers a month? Were always on the lookout for people who would like to contribute posts to the Ferret on a regular or irregular basis. You need to have good writing skills, fit in with the Ferrets quirky attitude and be able to write about technology in an interesting and entertaining way. A tendency towards finding off-beat and eclectic technology is definitely a plus, but well also consider contributors who can deliver mainstream technology expertise in a fun and readable way. If you think you have what it takes, please drop us a line to red at with an idea or two and an example of the kind of post you would like to write. Although we dont offer financial remuneration, if you are accepted on to the team you will be given a prominent promotional byline for your blog or business.. ...
ProBiotic is a digestive tract conditioner with lactobacillus acidophilus to enhance nutrient absorption. ProBiotic will recondition your ferrets digestive tract, bringing it back to its natural balance. Aids ferrets that have experienced ECE. Can be used on other small animals as well.
Ferrets and stoats[edit]. A suspected stoat or ferret attack at Doctor's Point near Dunedin, New Zealand claimed the lives of ...
H5N1 transmission studies in ferrets (2011)[edit]. Novel, contagious strains of H5N1 were created by Ron Fouchier of the ... Three mutations were introduced into the H5N1 virus genome, and the virus was then passed from the noses of infected ferrets to ... After these 10 passages the H5N1 virus had acquired the ability of transmission between ferrets via aerosols or respiratory ... enhanced pathogenicity in experimentally infected mice and ferrets, in which they cause systemic infections; and increased ...
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The Ferrets' entry. Retrieved 7 March 2010. "The Ferrets". Australian Rock Database. Magnus Holmgren. Archived from the ... formed The Ferrets in 1975. Also on the soundtrack album were former Levi Smith's Clefs and Tully members Michael Carlos and ...
The album cover depicted a model, Wendy Bannister, holding a snarling ferret at her shoulder. LP/Cassette The Ferrets Philip ... The Ferrets had formed in 1975 and early in the following year they recorded a demo tape, which they sent to Ian "Molly" ... Dreams of a Love is the debut studio album by Australian pop-rock band, the Ferrets. Released in October 1977, it peaked at ... "The Ferrets". Australian Rock Database. Magnus Holmgren. Archived from the original on 30 July 2003. Retrieved 8 October 2017 ...
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The Ferrets (1977). Dreams of a Love (liner notes). Mushroom Records. L 36 437. Holmgren, Magnus. "The Ferrets". Australian ... When The Ferrets premiered on Countdown, they used "Don't Fall in Love" instead, which reached No. 2 on the Australian Kent ... Many customers wanted a copy of The Ferrets' album, however, there was concern at Mushroom as Meldrum had not yet organised its ... McFarlane, 'The Ferrets' entry. Archived from the original on 9 August 2004. Retrieved 5 December 2014. McFarlane, 'Cheetah' ...
A blasé Plummer showed little concern for the pain Whiteley was in, instead telling him that if the ferret had been serious the ... The Jack Russell Terrier (1976). Rogues & Running Dogs (1976). Modern Ferreting (1978). Tales of a Rat Hunting Man (1978). The ... In 1977, Plummer appeared on Richard Whiteley's Calendar regional news programme, during which a ferret became 'latched' onto ... Ferrets (1993). Lurcher & Longdog Training (1993). Plummers Yearbook (Various 1994/95). The Development of the Dog (1995). The ...
Chapter 6. Morison, W (1995). Flak & Ferrets. Sentinel. ISBN 9781874767107. "AIR40/2645 Stalag Luft 3". The National Archives. ...
In this piece Nicole shows us what ferrets are like as pets, and speaks to several other members of Ferrets Anonymous, a ... Ferrets Anonymous. Nicole (who wants her last name and town to remain anonymous) is in direct violation of California law, ... because she owns a ferret. While she and her friends find them to be loyal house pets, the state government has declared them ... collective of ferret owners who are banding together to fight the power. Any other illegal pet stories out there? Jet Ski ...
1999 - Fancy Publications published Bird Talk, Critters, Dog Fancy, Ferrets, Koi World, Natural Cat, Natural Dog, Rabbits, and ... Ferrets Magazine (merged to the Small Animal Channel website), and Reptiles. Lumina has also dominated the American market for ... Dogs in Review Ferrets Magazine (bimonthly, later online-only) Hobby Farms Horse Illustrated Horses USA (annual) Kittens USA ( ... "Ferrets Magazine". On the Media. WNYC Studios. Retrieved August 25, 2019. (Click the "Transcript" tab to get the transcript.) ...
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Bach, Richard (June 18, 2002). Air Ferrets Aloft. Scribner. "Space Ferrets". "Gateway of the Ferrets". ... "The Magic Ferret". "Santa's Little Ferrets". Starship Troopers (Motion Picture). TriStar Pictures. November ... Please note that The Ferret Chronicles has dozens of named ferret characters not listed here, and the Redwall series (between ... Bach, Richard (June 18, 2002). Rescue Ferrets at Sea. Scribner. Bach, Richard (October 1, 2002). Writer Ferrets: Chasing the ...
As regards ferrets ... "if the bitch, when in heat, cannot obtain a dog [ie, male ferret] she pines and becomes ill. If a ...
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She later wrote that at the public hearings proposing to ban ferrets, no citizen or veterinarian spoke against ferrets, only ... He sent a memorandum, "Talking Points Against the Legalization of Ferrets," to City Council members saying that ferrets should ... The editor of Modern Ferret magazine testified that ferrets are domesticated animals that do not live in the wild and whose ... "Blogosphere Ferrets Out Giuliani". Retrieved June 1, 2007. Withers, Tom (April 2, 1996). "For the '96 Mets, an upbeat start". ...
Firth, Miller and Springfield regrouped as The Ferrets. In late 1976 Anderson joined Sydney-based rockers Rose Tattoo which ... ISBN 978-0-7333-0750-8. McFarlane 'The Ferrets' entry. Retrieved 18 June 2011. McFarlane 'Rose Tattoo' entry. Retrieved 18 June ...
A ferret kept on its own will require a lot more attention from its owner than a ferret who has the constant company of his own ... In the wild ferrets commonly take over the burrows of other small animals such as prairie dogs, domestic ferrets live in cages ... Female ferrets reach sexual maturity at around 8 -12 months of age. A ferret gives birth to an average of 8 kits; gestation ... Domestic ferrets enjoy having many places to hide and explore such as tunnels and closed hammocks, some ferrets may also enjoy ...
ISBN 0-385-33490-7. The Ferret Chronicles (Five novellas): Air Ferrets Aloft. Scribner 2002. ISBN 0-7432-2753-0. Rescue Ferrets ... ISBN 0-7432-2750-6. Writer Ferrets: Chasing the Muse. Scribner 2002,. ISBN 0-7432-2754-9. Rancher Ferrets on the Range. ... ISBN 1-57174-457-6. The book Curious Lives is in fact the above five Ferret Chronicles books collected in one volume, the only ... ISBN 0-7432-2755-7. The Last War: Detective Ferrets and the Case of the Golden Deed. Scribner 2003. ISBN 0-7432-2756-5. Curious ...
Ferrets An experiment in captive breeding Resources Source for information on Ferrets: The Gale Encyclopedia of Science ... Black-footed Ferret. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1985.. Fox, J.G., ed. Biology and Diseases of the Ferret. Lippincott, ... The black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes ) looks like its European relative, but all four feet are black under a yellowish or ... Young ferrets begin to venture out of their burrow in July. One of their first trips out might be to a nearby burrow where ...
About Motor City Ferrets. Opened in the spring of 2000, Motor City Ferrets is a private, no-kill ferret shelter & rescue ...
"American Ferret Association: Ferret Color and Pattern Standards". Retrieved 2008-11-30.. ... "List of Ferret-Free Zones. Retrieved 2007-08-26.. *^ "New Yorks Health Board Dashes the Hopes of Ferret Fans". NY ... "Feeding Ferrets whole rabbits ?". The Hunting Life. Retrieved 6 October 2012.. *^ "Raw Diets". For Ferrets Only. Archived from ... "History of the Ferret". Retrieved 2008-03-05.. *^ "Feral Ferrets in New Zealand". Californias Plants and Animals. California ...
Signs in ferrets: Some ferrets with Giardia may not seem sick, so its important to wash your hands after playing with ferrets ... Signs in ferrets: Ferrets are very susceptible to human flu. Ferrets with flu can have a variety of symptoms, including fever, ... Signs in ferrets: Kits (baby ferrets) and young ferrets are most commonly affected by ringworm and can have circular areas of ... Signs in ferrets: Salmonella infections are not common in ferrets. However, ferrets that do have an infection can have diarrhea ...
Cap Ferret (English: Cape Ferret) is a headland, situated at the south end of the commune of Lège-Cap-Ferret in the French ... Cap Ferret is accessible by road from the north, and by passenger ferry from Arcachon. The Tramway du Cap-Ferret, a diesel ... Cap Ferret is famous for its lighthouse and as an up-market resort that has retained its natural feel at the heart of the ... "Navettes - Arcachon - Cap Ferret" (in French). Union des Bateliers Arcachonnais. Archived from the original on 2010-06-28. ...
How to instructions on topics such as Ferret Health, Grooming Ferrets, Ferret Accessories and more. ... wikiHow has Ferrets how to articles with step-by-step instructions and photos. ...
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... a major threat to the survival of North Americas black-footed ferret. ... In 1964, a ferret population was found in South Dakota, but by 1979, all had died. The ferret was again declared extinct. ... Black-footed ferrets now number several hundred remaining in the wild, with another 300 ferrets in captivity. To succeed, ... Saving Endangered Ferrets … With Peanut Butter. A new plan would vaccinate prairie dogs against the plague, a major threat to ...
Read our tips to help make sure your ferret has the best possible place to live. ... Ferrets need an environment which is safe, secure and hazard free. ... Ensure your ferret has a suitable place to live Ferrets need:. *A safe, secure, hazard free environment. Ensure they cant ... Ferrets are very agile and lively and need lots of space to explore, play and exercise to stay happy and healthy. ...
Ferrets make hissing noises when they are upset. Ferrets often war dance when excited. Ferrets are known to nip if they are ... Transcript of Ferrets. Ferrets. Christine Beaudin, Melanie Manickam & Sarah Fernandes. History of Ferrets. Housing Requirements ... Baby ferrets are called kits. Average litter size, 8 kits (but can have 1 to 18 kits). A group of ferrets is a business of ... Ferrets, Minks and Weasels belong to the same family. A small ferret may be able to squeeze through a hole just over an inch in ...
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  • Several other Mustelids also have the word ferret in their common names, including an endangered species , the black-footed ferret . (
  • The black-footed ferret ( Mustela nigripes ) of the American Great Plains is an endangered species . (
  • After a population reassessment in 2008, the IUCN listed the black-footed ferret as an endangered species. (
  • The Walkers are the first participants in the federal Safe Harbor Agreement for ferrets, launched last year to encourage more private landowners, including tribes, to provide habitat to improve the endangered species' chances of recovery. (
  • Through the program, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) wants to increase the number of ferrets in the wild to about 3,000, potentially leading to the animal's removal from the U.S. Endangered Species List. (
  • Get in tune with nature, and read a bit about an endangered species of animal, the Black-footed Ferret. (
  • A new plan would vaccinate prairie dogs against the plague, a major threat to the survival of North America's black-footed ferret. (
  • Conservationists have been trying to save North America's only native ferret for more than four decades. (
  • These southern Colorado ranchers have actually welcomed the black-footed ferret-one of North America's rarest mammals-onto their private land, even though the 55 captive-bred ferrets released last October on their 65,000-acre cattle ranch northwest of Pueblo didn't come alone. (
  • Black-footed ferrets are North America's only native ferret species. (
  • Reduced to just seven individuals in 1987, North America's black-footed ferret ( Mustela nigripes ) appeared destined to disappear permanently, and not only from the wild. (
  • Ferrets are small carnivores belonging to the weasel family (Mustelidae). (
  • Ferrets are obligate carnivores . (
  • Ferret , also called fitchet , either of two species of carnivores , the common ferret and the black-footed ferret, belonging to the weasel family ( Mustelidae ). (
  • Ferrets are hunted by golden eagle s and great horned owl s, as well as by other carnivores such as coyote s and badger s. (
  • Remember, ferrets are carnivores and thrive on high protein treats and chews to keep their chompers in peak condition! (
  • Observations of small carnivores in Jakarta wildlife markets, Indonesia, with notes on trade in Javan Ferret Badger Melogale orientalis and on the increasing demand for Common Palm Civet Paradoxurus hermaphroditus for civet coffee production. (
  • Ferret Haven is in Spokane WA and is also the Inland Northwest Ferret Association and with the American Ferret Association. (
  • The American Ferret Association welcomes everyone with an interest in ferrets to participate. (
  • The American Ferret Association. (
  • Virology: SARS virus infection of cats and ferrets. (
  • NMCP joins the Naval Medical Center San Diego , Tripler Army Medical Center, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, and Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences-as well as more than 90 percent of pediatric residency programs nationwide-that have already ended the use of cats and ferrets for intubation training in favor of superior human simulators. (
  • Please help persuade St. Louis Children's Hospital and Washington University in St. Louis to replace painful intubation training exercises on cats and ferrets with humane and superior non-animal methods. (
  • Ferrets are from the weasel family. (
  • NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Shares of Vical Inc. vicl soared 20% in pre-open trading after the company said its influenza DNA vaccine provided 100% protection against lethal challenges with a certain avian flu virus in mice and ferrets. (
  • This double-blind study showed that in ferrets, prior receipt of 2008-2009 trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine increased severity of the response to subsequent exposure to H1N1. (
  • Skowronski D et al, "V-400d -- Prior receipt of 2008-09 trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine increases pandemic H1N1 severity in ferrets: Randomized double-blind placebo-controlled experiment" ICAAC 2012. (
  • 7 No specific monovalent vaccine for ferrets is available in Australia. (
  • PUREVAX ® Ferret Distemper is a lyophilized vaccine of a recombinant canarypox vector expressing the HA and F glycoproteins of canine distemper virus. (
  • Reconstitute the lyophilized vaccine with accompanying liquid diluent and aseptically inject 1 mL (1 dose) subcutaneously into healthy ferrets 8 weeks of age and older. (
  • The history of the ferret's domestication is uncertain, like that of most other domestic animals, but it is likely that ferrets have been domesticated for at least 2,500 years. (
  • Ferrets can carry bacteria and parasites such as Campylobacter, Salmonella , Giardia and Cryptosporidia in their intestinal tract and spread them to people cleaning their cages and litter boxes. (
  • Because common ferrets are subject to foot rot, their cages must be kept scrupulously clean. (
  • Many ferrets prefer bi-level cages that feature stairs or ramps that ferrets can climb, and shelves or hammocks where ferrets can perch. (
  • Ferrets are social creatures who enjoy visiting with people, so let them roam frequently in a secure area outside of their cages. (
  • Cages with more than one level should have a box on each level to make it easier for your ferret to use it immediately when he has to, said Fiorella. (
  • A day later, three uninfected ferrets were placed inside cages with the infected animals, and another three uninfected ferrets were placed in cages nearby. (
  • All the uninfected ferrets inside the cages became infected, while only one of three placed in nearby cages became infected. (
  • By the 1950s, the ferret had disappeared from the prairie and was believed to be extinct. (
  • The ferret was again declared extinct. (
  • As prairie dogs were largely eliminated by the development of agriculture in the Great Plains, ferrets very nearly went extinct. (
  • The ferret was thought to be extinct until a small colony of the animals was discovered in 1981 in northwestern Wyoming. (
  • Once thought extinct, an isolated population of black-footed ferrets was discovered. (
  • Black-footed ferrets were thought to be extinct until 1981 when a small population was discovered, giving hope for survival of the species. (
  • Ferrets aren't as fastidious as cats and may not cover their waste regularly, so you will probably need to scoop the litter more often. (
  • But with a little luck and a lot of patience, you can train your ferret to use a litter box. (
  • It's not always an easy task, but yes, it is very possible [to litter box train a ferret]," says Serena Fiorella, LVT, owner of Treat Worthy Pet Creations, LLC . (
  • It is much harder to litter train an older ferret that has gone most of his life without using a litter box," she said. (
  • Training a ferret to use a litter box outside of the cage is much more challenging since there are more places to explore, and they usually end up far away from the box when they need it," she said. (
  • In general, your ferret will already have exhibited where in his cage he prefers to go (probably in a corner), so use that to your litter box training advantage. (
  • Remember that ferrets are lazy by nature and may not step over the edge of a litter box to use it if the edge is too high, sais Fiorella. (
  • Get a litter box made specifically for ferrets that has a low side, so the ferret can get in and out easily," she suggests. (
  • The type of litter used in cat litter boxes, typically clay, is not appropriate for ferrets. (
  • Ferrets like to dig and burrow, and they will dig in their fresh, clean litter," says Fiorella. (
  • Put the litter box(es) in the corner(s) of the cage your ferret likes to use. (
  • When you catch your ferret waking from a nap, place him in the litter box right away. (
  • On the other hand, if your ferret happens to have an accident outside of her litter box, don't get upset. (
  • Besides staying calm, Fiorella says that after an accindent you'll want to take your ferret right back to his litter box to help remind him where he needs to go. (
  • A standard dog or cat carrier equipped with a small litter box is adequate for transporting your ferret. (
  • Three wild-born black-footed ferret kits they saw that night, and three more spotted the next night, offer hopeful signs that a reintroduction program is working. (
  • Farewell, Black-Footed Ferret Kits! (
  • Install state for cute ferrets is unknown. (
  • How are you enjoying your experience with cute ferrets? (
  • Prairie dogs-and ferrets-are susceptible to the sylvatic plague, a flea-borne illness so devastating it can quickly wipe out whole prairie dog colonies. (
  • Moreover, black-footed ferrets are extremely susceptible to many infectious diseases such as canine distemper . (
  • Safety and immunogenicity of this product have been demonstrated by vaccination and challenge tests in susceptible ferrets. (
  • The black-footed ferret ( Mustela nigripes ) looks like its European relative, but all four feet are black under a yellowish or tan body. (
  • In September and October 1985, six black-footed ferrets ( Mustela nigripes ) were captured from the only known population, located near Meeteetse, Wyoming for captive propagation. (
  • Acute gastric dilation resulting in death was identified in two adult black-footed ferrets ( Mustela nigripes ) housed at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia. (
  • Jenna D. Hinton , Copper Aitken-Palmer , Priscilla H. Joyner , Lisa Ware , and Timothy F. Walsh "FATAL GASTRIC DILATION IN TWO ADULT BLACK-FOOTED FERRETS ( MUSTELA NIGRIPES )," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 47(1), 367-369, (1 March 2016). (
  • This information was then applied to breeding the black-footed ferret in captivity. (
  • Historically, ferrets were used to hunt rabbits and rodents. (
  • Their lean bodies and curious nature make ferrets naturals at getting down holes to chase rodents and rabbits out of burrows. (
  • From 1860 to the start of World War II, ferrets were widely used in the American West to protect grain stores from rodents. (
  • While ferreting is nearly unknown the in the United States, ferrets have been used there, primarily in the west, for protecting grain stores from rodents. (
  • While cats might be seen to reign supreme in the arena of mousing, the small and sinuous ferret can get into places that the cat cannot, worming its way inside walls and tiny dens where rodents secrete themselves. (
  • They're accused of mischaracterizing ferrets on their website as "'incredibly social animals' with 'extreme curiosity' although in reality they are carnivorous hunter-killers" historically used for hunting rodents and rabbits, says the complaint. (
  • A group of ferrets is a 'business of ferrets. (
  • A group of ferrets is a business or fesnyng (fez-ning) . (
  • The ferret ( Mustela putorius furo ) is the domesticated form of the European polecat , a mammal belonging to the same genus as the weasel , Mustela of the family Mustelidae . (
  • Like most weasels, ferrets are long and slender, and are determined hunters. (
  • A member of the mustelids family, which includes weasels, otters and badgers, the ferret is a domesticated pole cat, originally bred for rabbiting. (
  • Guinea pigs are nice because you can leave them home alone and wont have too much to worry about where as a ferret, needs to be let out of their cage a couple times a day. (
  • Don't get me wrong I love my ferret but if your the type of person who doesnt want to watch an animal every moment they are out of the cage, then I wouldn't recommend a ferret. (
  • When reintroduction started in 1991 ferrets were released straight out of cage. (
  • A hunter would travel afield with his animals in a small cage or pouch, and upon sighting a rabbit warren, would let the ferret crawl inside. (
  • Because ferrets are accomplished escape artists, the cage should feature a secure latch and openings no larger than one inch by two inches. (
  • Ferrets aren't known for their refined table manners, but by placing a heavy ceramic dish in the cage and attaching a water bottle to the outside of the cage, you should be able to prevent spills. (
  • PHILADELPHIA (CN) - A missing safety warning on a pet cage led to disaster when an infant was attacked and bitten by ferrets who escaped from the cage, her guardian claims in court. (
  • Amazon, Petco and several other companies are liable for not disclosing that ferrets are "biting animals" prone to escape and that a mesh and nylon cage was not a safe place to house them, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas. (
  • The child's mother, who allegedly left her in the seat right next to the ferret cage, is also named as a defendant in the complaint. (
  • A screenshot from a local news report on the incident depicted the infant plaintiff's car seat sitting directly next to the ferret cage. (
  • The lawsuit also makes claims against Amazon and MP Pet Supply for product liability, stating that they "knew or should have known" that the cage wasn't ideal for ferrets and there was a high likelihood disaster could ensue. (
  • You can also try putting multiple boxes in several corners throughout the cage to get a feel for which location your ferret likes best. (
  • Ferrets are big into rearranging their surroundings," says Fiorella, "and they will dig the box away from the wall or out of the cage corner and go next to it, right where the box should be. (
  • Of course, I didn't box train my ferret, she goes in the corner of the cage where I put linoleum squares and I pick it out with a baggie every day. (
  • The name "ferret" is derived from the Latin furittus , meaning "little thief", a likely reference to the common ferret penchant for secreting away small items. (
  • This name likely refers to the common ferret habit of secreting away small items. (
  • The common ferret ( Mustela putorius furo ) is a domesticated form of the European polecat , which it resembles in size and habits and with which it interbreeds. (
  • The common ferret differs in having yellowish white (sometimes brown) fur and pinkish red eyes. (
  • The common ferret is also slightly smaller than the polecat, averaging 51 cm (20 inches) in length, including the 13-cm tail. (
  • The black-footed ferret resembles the common ferret in colour but has a black mask across the eyes and brownish black markings on the feet and the tail's tip. (
  • For example, female ferrets, known as Jills, should be spayed if they are not going to be mated - otherwise a build up of oestrogen hormones form in their system which causes a fatal bone disease. (
  • This study characterized the left/right difference in ferret cerebellar lobular morphology using 3D-rendered magnetic resonance images of fixed brains from seven male and seven female ferrets on postnatal day 90. (
  • Some ferrets with Giardia may not seem sick, so it's important to wash your hands after playing with ferrets and to take your ferret to the vet regularly. (
  • The other day I brought two different ferrets to the vets, I was told that ferrets may react more severely if both the rabies and distemper were given together. (
  • Remember that different ferrets have varying amounts and colors of ear wax. (
  • The ferret spends most of its life wriggling through prairie dog burrows. (
  • Ferreting, the use of ferrets to drive rabbits , rats, and other vermin from their underground burrows, has been practiced since Roman times in Europe and even longer in Asia. (
  • In the case of rabbits, for example, a ferret is released into rabbit burrows to flush them into waiting nets or traps. (
  • Black-footed ferrets live in prairie-dog burrows and eat only prairie dogs, both as prey and as carrion. (
  • Last time 2 of my ferrets had the reactions, both the rabies and the distemper was given on the same day. (
  • It is common and recommended that you give your ferrets their rabies shot and then the distemper shot 1-2 weeks later. (
  • Vaccination of pet rabbits against rabbit caliciviral disease and ferrets against distemper is recommended. (
  • Distemper occurs in ferrets. (
  • Distemper is also known to exist in Australia, therefore the ferret population can be considered to be at risk. (
  • At one such site, Shirley Basin in Wyoming, 228 reintroduced ferrets almost immediately suffered a catastrophic sylvatic plague as well as canine distemper. (
  • Subsequently the four remaining captive black-footed ferrets also developed canine distemper and all eventually died. (
  • Canine distemper virus was isolated from four animals and paramyxovirus nucleocapsids were observed by electron microscopy of feces from all affected black-footed ferrets. (
  • Antibodies to canine distemper virus were not detected in sera of sick black-footed ferrets. (
  • Most free-ranging black-footed ferrets in the colony apparently died of canine distemper during the summer and fall of 1985. (
  • This page contains information on PUREVAX Ferret Distemper for veterinary use . (
  • PUREVAX ® Ferret Distemper is recommended for the vaccination of healthy ferrets 8 weeks of age and older for prevention of disease due to canine distemper virus. (
  • Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the PUREVAX Ferret Distemper information published above. (
  • The black-footed ferret lives in close association with prairie dogs ( Cynomys spp. (
  • As the prairie dogs have disappeared, so has the black-footed ferret. (
  • As prairie dogs were eradicated from most of the American prairie, young ferrets in search of territory after separating from their mother often could not find a new prairie-dog colony to inhabit. (
  • A new threat to the prairie dog and black-footed ferret populations is the spread of a plague ( Yersinia pestis ) into their habitat. (
  • In other words, saving the prairie dogs from the plague saves ferrets. (
  • Ferrets can be vaccinated individually against the plague by injection, but injecting large populations of prairie dogs is impossible. (
  • The black-footed ferret descends from the European polecat and migrated across the Bering land bridge and settled in the vast North American prairie, where they found an endless supply of prairie dogs. (
  • Poisons used to control prairie dogs, especially sodium monofluoroacetate (commonly called 1080) and strychnine , probably contribute to deaths when the ferrets eat poisoned prairie dogs. (
  • Bubonic plague can severely reduce populations of prairie dogs and thus cause food shortages for black-footed ferrets, but it is unknown whether ferrets themselves contract plague. (
  • I think there's a really good chance that we can recover this species, but there aren't enough prairie dog colonies on federal land," says Tom Dougherty, a former NWF staff member and current Federation board member who for years served on an advisory committee for the ferret recovery team. (
  • April 7, 2015 - Endangered black-footed ferrets that were born and raised in captivity must learn to hunt before they can be released into the wild on the American prairie. (
  • And, you know the ferret is obligated to the prairie dog. (
  • What a ferret tries to do is get a prairie dog around the neck and crush its windpipe and asphyxiate the animal. (
  • We've actually had ferrets killed by prairie dogs in the preconditioning pens. (
  • It's almost like a whirling dervish or something but you'll see a ferret just kind of roll around with a prairie dog, trying to get the upper hand and get it's jaws around its neck. (
  • Black-footed ferrets' color and markings blend well with grassland soils and plants, making them well adapted to their prairie environment. (
  • Black-footed ferrets once ranged throughout the North American Great Plains wherever prairie dog colonies thrived, from southern Canada to northern Mexico. (
  • Food requirements vary with the seasons and among individual ferrets, but they generally consume one prairie dog every three or four days. (
  • In the wild, 90 percent of black-footed ferrets' diet is prairie dogs. (
  • One ferret may eat over 100 prairie dogs in a year, and scientists calculate that one ferret family needs more than 250 prairie dogs each year. (
  • The City of Fort Collins Natural Areas and Utilities reintroduced endangered black-footed ferrets to Soapstone Prairie Natural Area , and Meadow Springs Ranch, their native home in September, 2014. (
  • The City worked in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Colorado Parks and Wildlife on plans to re-introduce black-footed ferrets at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area and Meadow Springs Ranch. (
  • Prairie dog populations (black-footed ferrets' main food source) at these sites are managed to support a reintroduction. (
  • National Geographic's video, "Releasing Ferrets Into Their Prairie Home" 4 minutes, features Natural Areas Staff and Soapstone Prairie Natural Area. (
  • Of course, the Shirley Basin ferrets could still be felled by another outbreak of plague, disease within the prairie dogs they feed on or simple habitat loss, but it now seems possible the species might reestablish itself in the wild, thanks to captive breeding and their own innate fecundity. (
  • Because of their inquisitive nature, ferrets can occasionally bite people, especially children who make sudden moves. (
  • Ferrets can get heartworms from the bite of an infected mosquito. (
  • When ferrets bite to they lock on and it's hard to get them to let go sometimes. (
  • Do ferrets bite? (
  • The passengers were all scared stiff that the ferret was going to bite them. (
  • Plague is the largest obstacle to ferret recovery today," says Ryan Moehring, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service spokesperson. (
  • The biggest challenges to recovering black-footed ferrets are lack of suitable reintroduction sites and sylvatic plague. (
  • The goal of the captive-breeding program is to maintain a viable population of black-footed ferrets in captivity, and to provide stock for reintroduction to the wild. (
  • Thanks to breeding and reintroduction programs, including the work of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, black-footed ferrets have made an incredible recovery! (
  • By 1987, several captive ferrets had succeeded in raising young. (
  • Hawaii law strictly forbids pet ferrets on the grounds of being potential carriers of the rabies virus. (
  • The average lifespan of a domestic ferret is eight years. (
  • Then, in 1981, after a ferret was found in Wyoming, scientists launched a captive-breeding program, which has led in the years since to the release new ferret populations across the Great Plains states and Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. (
  • Since 1991, several hundred black-footed ferrets have been returned to the wild, mostly in Wyoming, Utah , Colorado , and South Dakota . (
  • Populations of black-footed ferrets dwindled, and by the 1960s it was clear that there were very few of these animals left in the wild. (
  • About 850 black-footed ferrets now exist in both the reintroduced and captive populations. (
  • By the year 2010, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service hopes to have established 10 wild populations of black-footed ferrets, comprised of a total of 1,500 individuals, and spread widely within their former range. (
  • Overview of why some animal populations-such as those of black bears (genus Ursus ) and ferrets (genus Mustela ) in Asia and North America-flourish and others falter. (
  • Our results indicate that populations of the black-footed ferret have the potential to rebound very quickly under favorable conditions, even after persisting at low levels for many years,' says biologist Martin Grenier of the Wyoming Fish and Game Department. (
  • Fortunately, in 1981 a tiny population of nine black-footed ferrets was found in the Absaroka Mountains of Wyoming. (
  • NWF has promoted and worked with state and federal agencies on restoring black-footed ferrets ever since the animals were rediscovered in 1981. (
  • Ferrets are known to nip if they are not socialized properly. (
  • Remember, too, that ferrets are known to nip. (
  • Intelligent, playful and wiley, Martin says ferrets make great pets as they love to sleep, eat and play - in that order. (
  • Black-footed ferrets are very playful, especially as juveniles. (
  • The only reason why the ferrets and baby don't go well together is that the ferrets are often too playful. (
  • The black-footed ferret has developed specialized eating habits that place its future survival in jeopardy. (
  • Frightened or stressed ferrets may change their behaviour or develop unwanted habits e.g. fleeing/hiding/screaming/hissing/biting. (
  • Now, if your ferrets have bad habits like biting then I would simply keep an eye on them when they play with your darling. (
  • By providing your ferret with routine veterinary care and following the Healthy People tips , you are less likely to get sick or injured interacting with a ferret. (
  • Ferrets are popular pets and are commonly used in veterinary research. (
  • Ferrets are solitary animals, except during the spring mating season. (
  • [8] Unlike their polecat ancestors, which are solitary animals, most ferrets will live happily in social groups. (
  • The dictionary definition of ''to ferret out'' is ''to find or uncover with keen, diligent, crafty, or shrewd search,'' and this points up the quality that's made these animals useful to man. (
  • Cheyletiellosis is spread through contact with animals that have the mites (for example, ferrets, rabbits, cats, and other animals). (
  • Ferrets are lively and amusing pets, but like most animals, they can carry diseases and pose hazards to people who handle them. (
  • The verb 'to ferret out' has real meaning'' to anybody who owns one, she says, because the animals are relentlessly curious searchers. (
  • Under the Safe Harbor Agreement, landowners willing to help restore ferrets sign a pact saying they and their neighbors can continue routine operations and won't get in trouble if some of the endangered animals are inadvertently killed. (
  • For centuries, rural Brits have been relying on ferrets to hunt rabbits and other animals. (
  • For a carnivore like black-footed ferrets, because we rely so heavily on captive-rearing and we've had the animals in captivity for so many generations, we do run the risk of inadvertently domesticating the animal. (
  • Ferrets' ancestors were den animals, so the home you create should be like a den, too. (
  • Although the ferrets first vaccinated and then exposed to H1N1 experienced acute illness that was more severe than the animals not vaccinated, all the ferrets survived the 14-day test. (
  • The minor's guardian, Nicholas Orloff, says the infant was restrained in a car seat when the ferrets chewed through the cage's zipper and fabric and climbed onto her face, leaving her "unable to protect herself from the sharp claws and teeth" of the animals. (
  • Petco, meanwhile, allegedly misled the public about the true nature of ferrets and did not education the child's parents on their "chronic chewing and violent propensities" when they sold them the animals. (
  • Eighteen wild animals were caught to establish a breeding colony, from which all wild black-footed ferrets are now descended. (
  • But the ferrets weaseled their way out from oblivion one more time, springing back to 52 animals by 2003 and 223 animals last year. (
  • Although ferrets can't move their ears as well as other animals, they have a highly developed sense of hearing. (
  • All the infected ferrets and pigs showed mild signs of illness, such as sneezing, nasal discharge, and lethargy, but none of the infected animals became seriously ill. (
  • Depends on the ferrets as with all animals. (
  • Through the doors of our shelter, and many like ours both ferret and non-ferret pass a variety of animals and personalities. (
  • Here is a comprehensive answer as to why California bans pet ferrets and other exotic animals while other states allow them. (
  • Besides the ferret, you cannot own any species of the order Marsupialia (marsupials and pouched animals). (
  • I would like some input, information and any common experiences you may have had about ferrets and vaccines. (
  • Clients should be made aware of the "off label" use of canine vaccines in ferrets. (
  • The few survivors were taken into captivity by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to establish a captive breeding program, in a last-ditch effort to save the black-footed ferret from extinction. (
  • The captive population increased during the next several years, and by 1996 there were more than 500 black-footed ferrets in captivity. (
  • Black-footed ferrets now number several hundred remaining in the wild, with another 300 ferrets in captivity. (
  • Although they have a great sense of smell and acute hearing, ferrets have limited vision, which means you should avoid sudden movements and speak in a gentle voice before approaching. (
  • Black footed ferrets' large ears and eyes suggest that they have acute hearing and sight, but smell is probably their most important sense for hunting prey underground in the dark. (
  • Given the severity of this syndrome and the findings in these two cases, acute gastric dilation should be considered in black-footed ferrets presenting with acute abdominal distention, respiratory distress, and cardiovascular compromise. (
  • Ferrets were domesticated about 2,500 years ago. (
  • But a captive breeding program produced 4,800 new ferrets-albeit ones with smaller skulls and shorter limbs-and in the early 1990s, several hundred were reintroduced into the wild at 12 sites in six U.S. states and in Mexico. (
  • Like many other mustelids, ferrets have scent glands near their anus, the secretions from which are used in scent marking . (
  • Ferrets can recognize individuals from these anal gland secretions, as well as the sex of unfamiliar individuals. (
  • As with skunks , ferrets can release their anal gland secretions when startled or scared, but the smell is much less potent and dissipates rapidly. (
  • The scientists detected viral material in the nasal secretions of the ferrets at least one day before clinical signs of disease became apparent. (
  • 2020. "Asymmetry of Cerebellar Lobular Development in Ferrets. (
  • Ferrets have become common household pets in the United States, and their curious and friendly nature makes them suitable pets for many. (
  • Ferret owners should be aware that although ferrets can make good pets, they can sometimes carry germs that can make people sick. (
  • Ferrets as pets are not about to drive cocker spaniels and Siamese cats out of the business, but they are developing a following of loyal and often laughing owners. (
  • How are Ferrets as pets compared to Guinea pigs? (
  • Martin currently has ten ferrets as pets and is always happy to offer advice. (
  • Bill de Blasio is fighting to end New York's ban on keeping ferrets as pets, and here are some reasons why it's an awesome idea! (
  • Ferrets have gained huge popularity as pets in the US for the past few years, however, they are illegal in some states, including California. (
  • The concern is that owners may release ferrets into the wild or the pets may escape and then establish colonies in the wild. (
  • The California Natural Resources Agency, which includes the Department of Fish and Wildlife, bans a variety of exotic pets, one of them being ferrets. (
  • Besides ferrets, what Other Pets Are Illegal in California? (
  • Keeping ferrets as pets is illegal in the District of Columbia. (
  • [2] Ferrets are sexually dimorphic predators with males being substantially larger than females. (
  • Last May, Winstead and his team released 16 ferrets, including 10 pregnant females, in the Aubrey Valley, 30,000 square acres of grasslands and small shrubs between Peach Springs and Seligman in northwest Arizona. (
  • Male ferrets often "chortle" to females during breeding. (
  • Black-footed ferrets lead solitary lives, except during the breeding season or when females are caring for young. (
  • These mites typically don't cause disease in ferrets, but if affected ferrets may have hair loss, dandruff, or itching because of skin irritation from the mites. (
  • Adult mites may be easily seen on an affected ferret. (
  • Ferrets can also be carriers of ringworm fungus, fleas and scabies mites that can infect their handlers. (
  • Ferrets are prone to ear mites, so every few weeks their ears should be cleaned with a cotton swab soaked in a cleanser purchased at a pet supply store. (
  • Always keep a lookout for signs of wax and mites and remove them regularly to keep your ferret as healthy as possible. (
  • If you don't clean remove it regularly, your ferret can experience hearing loss, infections, pressure, and ear mites. (
  • Ear mites cause ferrets to rub their ears on the floor, shake their heads, scratch their ears, and walk with their head tilted. (
  • When a pet-store employee picked up Fred, the ferret was on his best behavior , cuddling in his arms like a long cat. (
  • But Fred stuck to his decorous behavior, which, as any ferret owner will tell you, is unusual. (
  • This particular ferret they've tried everything to correct it's behavior. (
  • Ferrets have a typical Mustelid body-shape being long and slender. (
  • This particular ferret, whom we'll call Fred, was a sable one, with a fluffy, dark-honey coat tipped with black. (
  • Ferrets can make soft squeaking noises called 'dooking' when it is playing or happy. (
  • Ferrets make hissing noises when they are upset. (
  • CVM's Office of Minor Use and Minor Species Animal Drug Development (OMUMS for short) works hard to make sure safe and effective drugs are available for minor species, like the fun and funny ferret. (
  • As of Friday, an informational article on Petco's website describes ferrets as "delightful to watch and play with" and says that they make "wonderful pet companions," but also cautioned that "it's highly recommended for them to always be supervised, especially when around children. (
  • Due to that problem, they came out with the Purevax (made by Merial) and it reduces the amount of reactions to your ferret versus the Fervac-D (made by United). (
  • If you are at all concerned that your ferrets will have a reaction, give them the Purevax shot and not the Fervac-D. Galaxy-D is not approved and should not be given to your ferrets. (
  • The Smithsonian's National Zoo's black-footed ferret is fed a commercial carnivore meat mix, mice, and rats. (
  • Or if they could find a new colony, it was too isolated from other ferrets for breeding to occur. (
  • Whether birds or ferrets, no animal can thrive in the wild without adequate, appropriate habitat. (
  • California offers an environment where species like ferrets may thrive in the wild. (
  • The place to go to find shelters with ferrets needing new homes across the United States. (
  • The black-footed ferret is probably descended from the steppe polecat ( Mustela eversmanni ) of Russia , which looks almost identical and leads a similar life in open grassland. (
  • Being so closely related to polecats, ferrets easily hybridize with them, and this has occasionally resulted in feral colonies of polecat-ferret hybrids that have caused damage to native fauna, especially in New Zealand. (
  • Ferrets were domesticated from the European Polecat. (
  • Domesticated ferrets most likely descend from the European polecat. (
  • The ferret is a sly animal related to the polecat and are used for hunting rabbits in some countries. (
  • Chinese and U.S. scientists have used virus isolated from a person who died from H7N9 avian influenza infection to determine whether the virus could infect and be transmitted between ferrets. (
  • The way ferrets behave depends on their age, personality and past experiences. (
  • It just depends on your ferret. (
  • Ferrets are very mischievous creatures. (
  • But when awake, ferrets like to be active, so the more you entertain them, the happier and less mischievous they'll be. (