Develop your knowledge and understanding of canine distemper in ferrets. This is a one-part course that can also be taken as part of the Viral conditions course bundle.
This module looks at pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment and outcomes of canine distemper in ferrets, including:
Cause – canine distemper virus (CDV).
Signs – conjunctivitis, skin rash, anorexia, fever, rhinitis, pneumonia, diarrhea, melena, myoclonus, paresis, muscle tremors, hyperexcitability, hyperkeratosis on foot pads.
Diagnosis – PCR, ELISA, biopsy and histopathology.
Treatment – broad spectrum antibiotics, vitamin A/C supplementation, hyperimmune serum against CDV, vaccination, interferon, meloxicam, famotidine, diphenhydramine, buprenorphine, supportive and symptomatic treatment,
Prognosis – guarded to poor.
Support and Resources
This online module includes an e-Book with content from Vetstream's Vetlexicon Exotis (ferrets) followed by a quiz leading to a personalized certificate. Written by some of the world's leading veterinarians, ensuring accuracy and depth of content.
This course was written and peer reviewed by:
This module is worth approximately 30 minutes of CPD.