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AFA's Vaccination Policy and Vaccine related information (.pdf 122kb)

AFA's Policy on CDV Vaccination and Titer Testing (.pdf 114kb)

AFA Position Statement on Descenting Ferrets (.pdf 108kb)

AFA Position Statement on Declawing Ferrets (.pdf 77kb)

AFA Position Statement on Toxoplasmosis (.pdf 99kb)

Adrenal Disease (.pdf 84kb)

Adrenal Disease with Medical Therapies (.pdf 98kb)
An in-depth discussion about Adrenal disease that outlines the possible causes, the symptoms, and the options for treatment.

Adrenal Disease In Ferrets (.pdf 112kb)
Updated in 2013, includes medical and surgical treatments for adrenal disease in ferrets.

Cryosurgery of the Adrenal Gland (.pdf 86kb)
Cryosurgery technique to remove affected adrenal gland tissue.

Aleutians Disease - A Hidden Danger (.pdf 87kb)
overview about Aleutians Disease Virus (ADV) discussing the disease, symptoms and testing.

Aleutian Disease Virus (ADV) in the Ferret
Learn about the Aleutian Disease Virus (ADV) and how to test for it.

Cardiac Disease in the Ferret (.pdf 291kb)
An in-depth overview of the heart and the diseases and conditions that ferrets can get that effect the heart.

Disseminated Idiopathic Myositis (DIM) in Ferrets (.pdf 87kb)
Detailed information about Disseminated Idiopathic Myositis (DIM) in Ferrets including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and supportive care.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in the Ferret (.pdf 100kb)
Detailed discussion about the causes, diagnosis and treatment of IBD.

Epizootic Catarrhal Enteritis (ECE) in the Ferret (.pdf 99kb)
Detailed information about the causes, diagnosis and treatment of ECE.

Preventing Insulinoma in Ferrets (.pdf 25kb)
Detailed information on how to prevent insulinoma in ferrets. Updated in 2014.