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Ferrets

Hospital-associated infections Owner Factsheet

Contributor(s): Vetstream Ltd, Claire Speight, Caroline Blake

Hospital associated/acquired infections are known as nosocomial infections and in any clinical environment where ill animals are in proximity to each other it is possible that infections can spread from a sick animal to a healthy animal. Some healthy animals can also harbour diseases, but may not show any clinical signs. Veterinary hospitals are always following strict infection control procedures, but it occasionally can still occur.

How likely is my ferret to contract a hospital-associated infection?

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What infections could my ferret contract?

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What will my vet do to minimise the risks?

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What if my ferret contracts a hospital-associated infection?

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