Presenting problem: Upper Respiratory Signs in the Ferret

Clinical signs of upper respiratory tract disease in the ferret can include congestion, sneezing, oculonasal discharge, and non-specific signs of illness, such as reduced appetite, lethargy, and weight loss. If disease extends lower into the respiratory tract, cough, tachypnea, and . . .


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Pollock C. Presenting problem: Upper respiratory signs in the ferret. December 1, 2011. LafeberVet Web site. Available at https://lafeber.com/vet/presenting-problem-upper-respiratory-signs-in-the-ferret/