Develop your knowledge and understanding of epizootic catarrhal enteritis in ferrets. This is a one-part course that can also be taken as part of the Common GI conditons course bundle.
This module looks at pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and outcomes of epizootic catarrhal enteritis in ferrets, including:
Cause – highly contagious diarrheal disease of ferrets caused by ferret enteric coronavirus (FRECV).
Signs – foul smelling diarrhea, dehydration, anorexia, hyporexia, lethargy, weight loss, vomiting.
Diagnosis – laboratory testing, radiography, ultrasonography, biopsy.
Treatment – aimed at controlling secondary bacterial infections, inflammation and discomfort, supportive care, including aggressive fluid therapy and nutrition.
Prognosis – good for resolution in most ferrets; poor if ferret has maldigestion/malabsorption/significant weight loss.
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.