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Parasitic skin diseases

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Parasitic skin diseases

Lice and mites are the most common external parasites of ferrets. Lice are tiny, wingless, flattened insects that live within the hair coat; both the adults and their eggs are found attached to individual hairs. A mite similar to the scabies mite of people causes serious infestations in pet ferrets. Ear mites are very common in ferrets and can be transmitted between ferrets, cats and dogs.

Microscopic view of a female flea
©Sheelagh Lloyd

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