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The American Ferret Report (AFR) is the official newsletter of the American Ferret Association, Inc.

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Volume 32, Number 4: 2023 Cover photo: Ollie by Amanda Hunt Loche

  • AFA News: Chef Chester In The Kitchen, Internet Finds, Buried Treasure, Furry Cousins, Book Review-Felix The Red, Now And Then
  • Health Affairs: Adequan Improves Mobility, Blood Glucose Monitoring At Home, Zoetis Releases Alphatrak 3 Glucometer, GoodRx For Pet Medication
  • Living with Ferrets: Camping With Ferrets, Rescue Polecats In Germany, 2024 AFA Sanctioned Show List
  • Shows and Events: 2023 Indy 500, 2023 Ferret Buckeye Bash, 2023 Harvest Moon, FOTY/SOTY Winners For 2022

Volume 32, Number 3: 2023 Cover photo: Sherman by Natalie

  • AFA News: Chef Chester In The Kitchen, Internet Finds, Buried Treasure, 2023 First Three Quarters Donations, My Name is Musky: Stubby's Story, Squeaky Toy Phone App, Ferret Memorial: Lexi - Remembering a Sweet Little Lady
  • Health Affairs: Common Household Hazards, Campylobacter (CampyloBacteriosis), Radiation Therapy, Coping With A Ferret Allergy
  • Living with Ferrets: The Labbies, Artist's Corner: Natalie Ewert, Keller And His Cuddle Cocoon, Grieving The Loss Of A Ferret, 2024 AFA Sanctioned Show List
  • Shows and Events: 2022 Dooktoberfest, 2022 Snow Ball

Volume 32, Number 2: 2023 Cover photo: NB's Simon owned by Courtnie Gregory, photo by Courtnie Gregory

  • AFA News: Chef Chester In The Kitchen, Internet Finds, Buried Treasure, A Mill Ferret, A BYB Ferret, And A Breeder Ferret Walk Into A Bar, Frontier Airlines Has A New Plane!, U.S. Fish And Wildlife Celebrates 50 Years Of The Endangered Species Act, ESA At 50: Black-Footed Ferret Poster, Dear Kuma, Missing Our Friend Donna Weiss
  • Health Affairs: Gastrointestinal Diseases In Ferrets, Do Ferrets Smell?, Hormonal Diseases In Ferrets, Chip Review
  • Living with Ferrets: Ferret Flyers Bring Freedom, Pet Ferrets Retiring After Five Years, Shelter Heroes: Kyle Vitas, DIY List For The Holidays 2023, A Few Lines For The Fuzzies
  • Shows and Events: 2022 Dooktoberfest, 2022 Snow Ball

Volume 32, Number 1: 2023 Cover photo: NB's The Black Lagoon (LJ) photo by Mary McCarty

  • AFA News: Chef Chester In The Kitchen, Internet Finds, Buried Treasure, Ferrets In Colorado Reaches Milestone, Skeeter Update, Endangered Species Forever Stamps, Ultimate Renaissance Art Accessory, Fuzzy Cousins! Stoats (Mustela erminea), Cloning Project Of Black-Footed Ferret
  • Health Affairs: Hind Leg Weakness In Ferrets, Abnormal Symptoms - Not Life Threatening, Life Threatening Emergencies, Outbreaks Of Distemper A Concern
  • Living with Ferrets: Estate Planning For Your Ferret, Library Ferrets Retiring After Five Years, Shelter Heroes: Lisa Galarneau
  • Shows and Events: 2023 AFA Sanctioned Show Calendar, 2022 Ferret Buckeye Bash, 2022 Harvest Moon

Volume 31, Number 4: 2022 Cover photo: 2023 AFA Ferret Calendar Winner, FP's Nobunaga by Jessie Molan

  • AFA News: Chef Chester in the Kitchen, Internet Finds, Buried Treasure, Ferret Memorial: Mike Morrett, Wild Kingdom Float In 2023 Rose Parade, The Fursty Ferret Amber Ale, 9 Endangered Ferrets Released, Fuzzy Cousins! Polecats
  • Health Affairs: Bladder Stones In Ferrets
  • Living with Ferrets: Can You Afford That Vet Bill?, Harley Quinn
  • Shows and Events: AFA Show Winners, 2022 SHOWS, Congratulations!!!

Volume 31, Number 3: 2022 Cover photo by Patty Fazon

  • AFA News: Chef Chester in the Kitchen, Internet Finds, Buried Treasure, The Cheese Weasel Legend, 2022 3rd & 4th Quarter Donations, Ferret Memorial: David Woolridge
  • Health Affairs: Blockages, Overview Of Ferret Lymphoma
  • Living with Ferrets: Fabulous Foster Ferrents, I Am Your Ferret, Remembering Tabs/Bitty Smallz, Parker Dies At Zooamerica In Hershey, Bundle Of Joy, Best Toys To Improve Ferret Welfare
  • Shows and Events: 2023 AFA Sanctioned Show Calendar, AFA Show Winners : 2021 Shows, AFA 2018

Volume 31, Number 2: 2022 Cover photo is Magic owned by MJ Frank, photo by Sue Burda

  • AFA News: Dear Kuma, Internet Finds, Buried Treasure, Simon Dookster Will Be Missed, Black-Footed Ferrets Released Into Wild
  • Health Affairs: Epizootic Catarrhal Enteritis, (DIM) In Ferrets
  • Living with Ferrets: ArtistíS Corner:Steph Denoyelle, Raspberry, ChipíS Reviews:The Barrel Bed, Hospice Ferrets Getting The Best, Fabulous Foster Ferrents #2, War Weasel Racing
  • Shows and Events: 2022 AFA Sanctioned Show Calendar

Volume 31, Number 1: 2022 Cover artwork by Linda Kuzian

  • AFA News: Skeeter Says, Lacey Act, Buried Treasure, Internet Finds, Black-Footed Ferret!, Remembering A Special Boy...Milo, The Ferret Community Mourns
  • Health Affairs: Vital Signs And Emergency Situations, Cardiomyopathy, Evacuation Kit For Your Ferret, Where Would You Take Your Ferret
  • Living with Ferrets: The Trained Ferret Supports Ukraine, My Name Is Musky, Word Search, Crossword
  • Shows and Events: 2022 AFA Sanctioned Show Calendar

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