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Ferret

Handling and Restraint





Ferrets vary greatly in temperament. Although some animals may be non-aggressive, others may be aggressive.








Ferrets should be initially grasped around the neck and shoulders.







The handler should hold the ferret with one hand under the shoulders with a thumb under the jaw and the other hand supporting the animal’s hindquarters.




Handling for injection






This video clip shows the correct injection techniques for a ferret.









Intravenous injections can be made into cephalic vein with the site for injection shaved for the procedure.


  
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