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2010-09-22 10:37:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rabies kills. And the deaths are preventable. As World Rabies Day approaches on September 28, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is reminding everyone - especially animal owners - about the importance of vaccinating their animals for rabies and avoiding exposure to the usually-fatal viral disease. Rabies, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), "has the highest case fatality ratio of any...

2010-07-20 17:41:00

IRVINE, Calif., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- SmallAnimalChannel.com, powered by Critters USA, Ferrets USA and Rabbits USA, announces "Camp Critter" - an interactive online summer camp for small animals and their owners, sponsored by SUPER PET®. Camp has started, but there's still time to register at http://www.smallanimalchannel.com/campcritter. Campers can participate in fun activities like talent contests, costume parades, sing-alongs and ghost stories - and earn valuable...

2010-02-22 06:00:00

WEMBLEY, England, February 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Animal Airways, the first global pet-flight management provider for safe and simple family travel, announced today the launch of its revolutionary flight management service for families relocating internationally with their pets. Following years of preparation by international travel experts together with veterinarians and customer support veterans, the company developed a unique service that promises to ease pet travel for the...

2009-11-06 14:05:00

RHINELANDER, Wis., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for the holidays, one leading pet supplier has decided to give a little back this season. Concerned the economy might be making the price of pet care an obstacle to some owners, Drs. Foster and Smith has eliminated standard shipping costs for all of its pet healthcare products. "As veterinarians, our goal is to provide our customers with the knowledge and affordable products to ensure that their pets live long and healthy lives,"...

2009-11-05 17:05:00

WELLINGTON, Colo., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The endangered black-footed ferrets inhabit prairie dog towns in the western U.S. This rare carnivore feeds on prairie dogs. The prairie dogs are very susceptible to plague and often entire population die-offs in towns occur. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) has implemented a ferret breeding program and has been releasing trained, captive ferrets into their formerly native habitat. Unfortunately, plague can sweep through and decimate...

2009-08-03 16:00:03

A new oral vaccine against sylvatic plague is showing significant promise in the laboratory as a way to protect prairie dogs and may eventually protect endangered black-footed ferrets who now get the disease by eating infected prairie dogs, according to results by a USGS researcher at the USGS National Wildlife Health Center. Sylvatic plague is an infectious bacterial disease usually transmitted from animal to animal by fleas. This exotic disease is usually deadly for black-footed ferrets and...

2009-06-18 16:50:00

MANHATTAN, Kan., June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Owners of exotic animals like reptiles and birds need to be aware of illnesses that can affect both their pet and humans, according to a Kansas State University veterinarian. Gary West, assistant professor of zoological medicine in K-State's College of Veterinary Medicine, said exotic animals can make fun and interesting pets, but there are many health factors to consider before owning one. West said common exotic pets are ferrets,...

2009-03-08 12:52:26

A frisky ferret named Olly has been reunited with his owner after an Internet campaign against an animal shelter on Long Island, N.Y. Olly escaped Feb. 23 from his caretaker in Long Beach while his owner, Rosemarie Maracich, was on vacation, Newsday reported Sunday. The ferret was found, taken to the Freeport Animal Shelter on Long Island and put up for adoption when no one claimed him within the state-mandated five-day waiting period. Olly was adopted and renamed Juan by Ashley Ferrara, 18,...

2009-02-13 07:05:00

SANTA ANA, Calif., Feb. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- In his new educational and legal guide, "The Autism & Special Education Law Coloring Book" (published by AuthorHouse), Paul H. Kamoroff presents an essential resource for parents, schools and advocates to refer to as they assist autistic or otherwise disabled children. "My book directly and concisely provides a how-to guide to help people navigate through what is becoming an increasingly large and complex area of law, Special Education Law,"...

2008-10-06 18:00:08

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Media Relations, +1-404-639-3286 ATLANTA, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CDC experts caution parents, pediatricians, and veterinarians to be aware of the risks that exotic animals and pets can pose to children. A study released in Pediatrics'October issue outlined the diseases that can be transmitted to children when they come in contact with reptiles, rodents, mammals, birds, amphibians, non-human...


Latest Ferret Reference Libraries

Burmese Ferret-badger, Melogale personata
2013-01-01 14:04:29

The Burmese ferret-badger or the large-toothed ferret-badger (Melogale personata) can be found in Thailand, Indochina, southern Yunnan, Myanmar, and northeast India. Its preferred habitats are unknown, but it is thought that habitats depend upon dispersal of mature individuals and it has been found in forested areas, grasslands, and rice fields. In India, it can be found at elevations of up to 6,397 feet. It holds three recognized subspecies, although two of these have also been classified as...

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2009-02-16 18:16:45

The Kinkajou (Potos flavus), also known as the Honey Bear, is a species of mammal found in the rainforests of Central and South America. It is the only member of the family genus Potos. It is related to the olingo, ringtail, cacomistle, raccoon, and coati. These animals are sometimes mistaken for ferrets or monkeys, but are not related. The name Honey Bear is derived from the fact that in captivity it will eat honey, however, in the wild it has never been observed to do so. An adult...

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2007-01-22 15:25:23

The black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes) is a small carnivorous North American mammal closely related to the Steppe Polecat of Russia. It is a member of the diverse family Mustelidae which also includes weasels, mink, polecats, martens, otters, and badgers. It should not be confused with the domesticated ferret. The black-footed ferret is an endangered mammal in North America, according to the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). They became extinct in the wild in Canada in 1937,...

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2007-01-22 15:09:15

The stoat (Mustela erminea), also known as the short-tailed weasel or the wild otter, is a small mammal of the family Mustelidae. The stoat is an opportunistic carnivore and grows up to 11.81 in (30 cm) long. It eats rabbits and rodents such as the mouse, vole and rats and other small mammals. It also eats birds, their eggs, and young. They sometimes eat fish, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates. It is a very skillful tree climber and can descend a trunk headfirst, like a squirrel....

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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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